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No show or trial stuff. Just a training brag on my boy.

He has been nailing his contacts. He runs the obstacle, I tell him "touch" and he hits bottom beautifully with 2o2o and looks up at me with a grin.

He is nailing his weave entries, onside and offside, unaided by me. I've been doing some real funky entries to them too, and he actually figures it out and really seems to look forward to making it to his weaves.

Honestly, if he keeps this up, he'll be better than Ruger was. Ruger creeps down the contacts and rarely gets the weave entry.

I need to video him. I'll try tomorrow or Sat. morning.
 

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Linda - Fantastic!!! Your hard work is showing results. B
 

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Thanks Betsy. The thing is... will he do tunnels at a trial, LOL.

I've noticed at our last two trials that he is really looking forward to the A-frame and the weaves. Used to be he'd fly off the A-frame and ignore the weaves, so the training is helping. I am doing exclusive clicker training on this stuff now, he is responding really well to it.
 

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Deb, don't you find that with your younger dogs you are also a better trainer now? I know I am. Things that I'd let slide or accept as ok from Magnum or Ruger, I don't accept from Remington. He has to perform it correctly. We work on making it right. Thankfully he seems eager to please and loves the clicker training and treat reward :) I'm getting a lot more independent thinking from Remington. Which may or may not be a good thing, LOL!
 

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Hooray for Remington! I know that as I 'grow' as a trainer, I am expecting more from my dogs. As I train Kodi and Hoss, I keep thinking, when I have my next dog, I will start off even better. I know Belle (my Novice A dog) could have been spectacular in obedience, agility and hunt tests, if only I knew than what I know now! She did however teach me a great deal!
 

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Oh yes I agree..I know I start training from the moment they come home with obedience and agility in mind and I train things much differently then I did even with Cedar who came home about 2 years ago.
 

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I'm so happy for you guys - I know you were getting discouraged with him. I also know that when I get my "next dog", I will also train "to perfection" and not let things slide like I did with Emilu. I was so happy that she did anything, that I never really taught her the correct way to do things.
 

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That's great news! I know I will do things differently with my next dog. I am just not anywhere near ready for that next dog! Like Pat, I was thrilled with anything I taught him to do. I also had no idea what I was going to do with him!
 

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I was so happy that she did anything, that I never really taught her the correct way to do things.
Ditto! I was so amazed that Magnum pretty much did what I asked her to do... I never understood the theory behind the training. With Ruger I began to understand the theory but often he still didn't get it and I was okay with it. Now if Remington doesn't get it, we try different methods to help him understand what and why I'm making him do things.
 
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