Bellas Learnt The Backstall

Discussion in 'Dog Tricks' started by TiflovesBCs, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

  2. MissyBC Experienced Member

    WOW! Awesome job, Tif (and Bella of course)!!
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  3. Linda A Experienced Member

    That's great! I've thought about teaching some things like that but I don't know if my cockers could jump that high.
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  4. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    I stick my butt out lol so she uses it as a spring board
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  5. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    You could do a hands and knees one thats what i taught Bella first.
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  6. Linda A Experienced Member

    Good idea! Thanks!
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  7. Dogster Honored Member

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!:D You and Bella are just speeding through all of these tricks!!!!:eek:

    How did you teach it? I need help... I can't get Shivon to get up on my back at all...:confused:
  8. 2SpoiledAussies Well-Known Member

    Great Job! I love how you guys are speeding thought tricks!
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  9. MaryK Honored Member

    Maybe kneel down, they should make that height.:)
  10. MaryK Honored Member

    WOW!!!!!!!! Fantastic and Bella looks truly Awesome the way she stands high and proud!!!!!!!!!!!!!:love:

    I would love to teach Ra Kismet, how do you start teaching this trick? Just thought, maybe wait until winter, dog on back in summer clothes could be painful!
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  11. 2SpoiledAussies Well-Known Member

    I've started this trick using an exercise ball to learn the difference between Stalls and Vaults, and then I'll have a friend lure him onto my back the first few times before I use commands. I believe Zak George has a video on this...
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  12. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    I started off in a kind of curled up position on my hands and elbows, in a position where i was surrounded on my left n right so the only place she could go if she wanted to go forward was over me. I rewarded her for 2 legs on my back then 3 then 4, i used treats over my shoulder to lure her up.
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  13. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    hahahah shes using me as a lookout post lol
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  14. MissyBC Experienced Member

    How much does Bella weigh? I wouldn't want my Missy to hurt or break my back in teaching this trick. My dad would probably say "no, you're not teaching Missy that!" so if I did I'd have to do it in secret... so that way I would only show them when the trick was complete... if I did decide to teach it. :)
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  15. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    erm Bella weighs around 16kg, not sure what thats in lbs
    You could try teaching Missy on your hands and knees first as that gives you a feel for her weight and allows Missy to start to balance and land right.
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  16. MissyBC Experienced Member

    She's tiny! 16 kg is 35 lbs. Missy is about 22 kg = 49 lbs... she was 48.1 lbs last time we were at the vets...
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  17. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    Jenny my oldest weighs about that.
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  18. MissyBC Experienced Member

    Uh oh... does that tell me something? Should Missy lose a little weight? (I'm not saying Jenny is fat!, just alot of older dogs that I've known over the years (golden retreivers, labs, etc.) can be. :)
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  19. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    I think it depends how they are built
    Bella is slim streemlined built
    Zara has stocky shoulders
    And Jenny is inbetween
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  20. MissyBC Experienced Member

    The vet did tell me Missy shouldn't go much higher than 48.1 pounds but I think she's about 49 now. I have cut back on her food intake and will be weaning her off of treats sometime soon.

    I'm always trying to keep her slim... I run her hard until she's panting and tired once a day for about an hour or an hour and a half (I lose track of time when I'm having fun!). In the spring/summer I plan to run her even more when its not so blah out (muddy, snowy, wet, etc.) Then I'm sure she'll lose the extra weight, especially if she's off leash reliably by then. :)
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