Pitch is 7mos old, when will he lose his lazy sit (Sitting with Leg Kicked out to one side)? Should I be correcting that, or will that come with time?
I really don't think that is anything that needs to be corrected -- Haylee is almost 5 and still sits like that sometimes. Nothing to worry about at all.
Never, Buddy is 6 yrs old and still does the lazy sit he also has a very nice sit when he feels like it
err you mean something like this?? LOL
With Lily, it runs in her family I think. Mom sits like this, her sisters and even little Rhumba.
Are you planning to compete in traditional obedience? If so, yeah, you might need to take some steps to straighten it out. But I don't think you would even get dinged for this in Rally, and certainly not on the CGC.
Outside of competition, no reason to correct IMO ;D
Simon is king of the sloppy sit. : And yes, we will be competing in obedience. I try to encourage nice sits when heeling, but on sits and downs I almost never get a pretty one. :P I don't think it will NQ him, so I'm not going to worry too much about it.
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
Cinder, that would be the exact same look when he sits. I see us going further with the Rally, He has only had one class so far, and Definitely his CGC. So for that he won't get dinged? That is good to hear. DH wants to take him hunting...and he says he worries that he should be less sloppy when he sits. But that is just his opinion.
That's the Labrador trade mark; it's part of their charm.
Even though Zoe doesn't participate in obedience, our instructor did correct her.
She pushed her "lazy leg" in with her foot and the command was "sit pretty." She will still do a lazy sit, I think it means she's very relaxed, but for a treat, she has to do a pretty sit. : )
Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut
Henery (at 4) sits like that too when he's chillin'. I LOVE when they sit right on their bums!
We compete in formal obedience and so he knows that he must sit nice when we're in the ring and when we're training. And somehow he does know the difference. For Rally though, he can sit all splayed out and it's not a deduction.
Always good to know that he is "normal". Thanks for the continued support JL!