Canine Freestyle Class

Discussion in 'Dog Sports' started by Boo, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Boo Member

    Hi Everyone :-)

    Boo and I had our 4th Canine Freestyle class last night and had lots of fun! Only 4 more classes left and we should soon have our very first routine, so exciting!
    Here are some videos of Boo practicing his moves :

  2. MaryK Honored Member

    Cannot get the vids to play. Will try again tomorrow. Sometimes they will play for me an other times not. :(
  3. Dogster Honored Member

    GREAT videos!!!!:D Can't wait to see the full routine!!!!
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  4. Anneke Honored Member

    Looks great!!!
    One little thing I noticed...The hand/arm cue you give for backing up and jumping/standing up look very much the same. In the second vid, Boo was a little confused(around 1.10) that's when I noticed it. Maybe you should change one of those cue's a little;)
    Can't wait to see you two do the full routine!!
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  5. jackienmutts Honored Member

    You guys are doing great!! Can't believe you've only been to 4 classes!! Can't wait to see the whole routine, keep up the good work, you look like you're having a blast! (y):D
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  6. MaryK Honored Member

    Finally vids are playing tonight! Great work, you are so great! Hard to credit you've only been to four classes! It really looks like you both are so enjoying youselves!:D(y)
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  7. Boo Member

    Yes, it's only been 4 classes, but Boo knew a lot of the tricks already cause i'd been working with him at home, but for some others in the class that didn't know anything ahead of time we have learned a lot in just 4 weeks. So far the teacher has taught spin left and right, around, weaving through legs, jump, crawl, walk backwards and bow.
    It's one thing to learn the tricks, but putting them together in a smooth transition for a routine is a challenge!

    Anneke, you're absolutely right, i think i'm definitely confusing poor Boo sometimes! I need to work on better, cleaner and clearer hand signals. Sometimes i don't even know what hand signal to put to a certain tricks, like for example "Crawl". What do others use? Right now Boo is just being lured by a treat on the ground, i don't actually have a signal.
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  8. Anneke Honored Member

    :D I have problems coming up with handsignals. So hard to think of new ones:confused:
    I guess that's why I noticed it, because my trainer points it out to me all the time:ROFLMAO:
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  9. sara Moderator

    I use a patting motion for crawl (like the down signal, but then I "pat pat pat" as I walk backwards, or ask them to come to me, etc) You can start down low (like you're luring) then work towards having the cue up high.
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  10. MaryK Honored Member

    Thanks Sara am about to teach Ra Kismet crawl and had no idea what hand signal to use.

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