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    ZRL
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    DefaultZeke ---- enthusiastic competitor

    I was practicing rally today in the living room....Zeke has begun some interesting variations to "finish" etc.* I've been at college and he hasn't seen me in a week, so his normal enthusiasm is multiplied by 10.*

    I was standing in front of the wood stove and said "finish" (meaning, left finish).* He jumped up in the air, landed on the wood stove behind me (about 34" tall?) jumped back down, went around me again, and sat in perfect heel.* It was actually better than some of his normal finishes, minus the acrobatics and extra turn he made around me.*

    He's starting to jump for "around" finishes too...jumps up then lands and walks around me.* Just so ya know, I didn't teach that.*

    He's gotten great with 360 turns too.* I can stand in place and spin like a top (to the right) in a 1080 degree turn, and he still makes it to the right spot when I stop * Left turns are still a tiny bit awkward, but if I warn him I'm going left, he's fine.* Not quite formal Obed worthy, but worthy of Rally (I used to keep bumping into him and tripping)

    His recall (inside) is getting too enthusiastic....I have a feeling you get points off if your dog runs at you and punches you in the chest with both paws (while jumping like a pogo stick) then sits in a "front" while his whole body is tense waiting for the next move.* He REALLY wants to do left finishes each time* :P* Outside recalls are much less enthusiastic though....but we're working on it.*

    He's like a 1-2yo golden I saw at my first rally show that did all the heeling for rally while walking on two legs and pawing his trainer with the other two paws.* He WAS in heel though.....the rules don't say "must walk on four feet" haha.*

    I'm glad Zeke's getting happier again (my training = not great.* I've never been to real classes that teach me how to teach him, so....sometimes he gets frustrated).*

    Now, to keep that Recall soooo enthusiastic, but less physical.....
    Zeke RN, agility miscreant and CGC failure

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    debjen is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultRe: Zeke ---- enthusiastic competitor

    Sounds like he is having fun.

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    DefaultRe: Zeke ---- enthusiastic competitor

    He sounds REALLY cute! ;D [email protected] on two legs!

    It sounds like Zeke has some of the same issues as Angus. We, too, are working on left anything. It's tough!


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    DefaultRe: Zeke ---- enthusiastic competitor

    Too funny! You know the old saying--absence makes the heart grow fonder!
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    DefaultRe: Zeke ---- enthusiastic competitor

    Hehehe! I love to see enthusiastic workers. ;D
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    ZRL
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    DefaultRe: Zeke ---- enthusiastic competitor

    Visuals (ie. videos) are in my other post :P ;D
    Zeke RN, agility miscreant and CGC failure

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