I'm exhausted watching that heeling pattern!! What a team!! Was one of the judges calling the pattern or did Petra have it memorized like they do in Schutzhund?
"In moments of joy all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag." W. H. Auden
Linda, Kona and Bo
Just watched it and I have to ask... why does she hold her arm like that, it looks very stiff and robotic to me. I guess it's a sticking point from my horse riding days, but I like to see elbows in!! I think her arm out that way throws her body position out of kilter and to me she walks way too stiff in her body.
Unfortunately, with a team this high classed, these things she is doing will trickle down and become vogue and we'll soon be seeing lots of others with their arms like that and walking so stiffly.
I much prefer to see a team that moves naturally and gets the job done.
ok WOW! I admit I have never seen anything like this (ugess I need to get out more)! I was wondering how she knew what to do as well!
Can you talk to your dog? I can't imagine my dog beign that interested for that long without SOMETHING but he's lazy and needs constant motivation
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
Wouldn't you know, I totally forgot to ask about memorizing the heeling pattern today! DUH!
linda i see where you're coming from. But as a dancer, especially in point/ballet, your core is your main muscle, your butt needs to be as tight as stomach muscles and you need to lean on the ball off your foot to have the utmost control over your body. as for her walking she's doing heel, ball, step and leaning front which gives her a better take off and control especially with the amount of space she needs to cover... I walk with all muscles tighten on the ball of my foot so i too seem very mechanical but i feel i have best control over my body that way. Posture really peeks my confidence up, my dog feeds right off of it and it gives us a much better performance at practice.... IMO.
As for the arms... i agree... maybe its her nerves.
Last edited by Deanna1002; 03-25-2010 at 08:17 PM.