WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Jackie, she sure is awesome and little Pami, love. love, love her
They both make it look so easy and such FUN!!!!!! Will pm you for the other vids, and download when I'm over the 'speed hump', just checked and ouch too close for comfort and I want to still be able to load this site.Sending it out to the Universe she comes back online again!
Impressed with Rakins today. O.K. so he's got a loooooooong way to go yet (so have I) but for a first timer, he did really well. We 'danced' to the music inside, tad difficult because of space and also LOL my older boy Zeus decided to try to join in! Means he sat firmly in the middle of our very small pace and looked 'hopeful' (yes he got loads of treats
Rakins LOVED working to music. And he's helping me with the chorrie. The end is taking shape LOL , as the music slows, I show the red card (pretend at present got to get some red cardboard) and he does a SLOW down roll/over with new trick learned today 'play dead' then straight up to a 'sit pretty' then right up on my arms for 'say your prayers' (for some reason he finds it easier to do this trick standing on his hind legs and using my arm) then to 'foodie kiss' still on hind legs (to show there's no hard feelings towards the umpire
). The beginning, am working on his sitting (inside) and waiting for me to cue him to come to me. Outside am working on a new trick 'score goal' in which he runs with ball thru my legs - so far I have to do some nifty footwork, and click try to treat but my dance partner is off running with soccer ball forget the food treat
- more work needed here!
Or he comes with the ball, pushes the ball through then runs around behind me - as I said we need a bit more work here. I am treating it more as just fun, rather than serious training fun, at present with this as he does get a bit over the top at times
Oh and we are working on walk backwards. All I do at present is put both hands one on either side of his sides and help him to walk backwards saying 'walk backwards' click/treat. Not sure if this is correct but so far he's walking backwards with help quite well. And circle, at present I have to circle with him holding a treat - not quite what I want but we'll get there.Want it as Pami was doing.
What was really interesting was inside with music, he did a s-l-o-w down/roll/over in time to the music stayed still in 'play dead' then went on to sit pretty (his contribution) then say your prayers (both of us) onto foodie kiss(both of us)! Outside it was his usual fast down/roll over and his 'play dead' was ummm a bit of a wiggle effort. Incredible! I swear the music cued him!
What I want to learn to do is what Pami was doing, jumping up/off her owner. Also jumping up as she was moving round. Having previously trained Rakins to sit (he was very keen on jumping over everyone and for sanity sake (theirs more than mine I don't mind ) I had to teach him sit. Now poor chap I'm trying to 'unteach' him - any vids anywhere which will help with this as I have a place in the music where this would work really well.It's at the peak part, crescendo would look great him leaping around very chuffed, maybe having just scored another goal?
Also got to find a vid to show how he walks with his paws on my feet. Got the first part, can stand for quite a while with him between my legs, just need the next step. (no pun intended
We're a bit muddly at present but I can start to see it shaping up in my mind and watching Pami has helped a lot with especially with some of the middle area, which isn't chorried at all at present. Loads of ideas forming and Rakins seems even more
willing (didn't think that possible) to work with the music!
Even partner showed some interest! Didn't push but somehow Dancing with Dogs came up, and he said Rakins doesn't need classes (I agreed but added it's fun and we'd love to do competition work, didn't press though) . Partner said Rakins would easily jump on his or my back LOL all I needed was to give him a cue word (um yes darling I do know that part
here was partner on his hands and knees on the kitchen floor, patiently (for a change) waiting for me to grab click/treat bag. Rakins got his front legs up so I click/treated but I think space went against him or, really more likely, his former 'sit' not jump training, stopped him from jumping right up. Must find vid to show how this is done as I am certain that Rakins will do that easily. And partner, I am taking it easily, not pushing but first time he's shown any interest!
Actually just had an idea for the 'grand finale' after foodie kiss, if I can get down quickly to hands and knees (with a degree of elegance too) and have Rakins jump/sit pretty on my back wave paw or something ?- may have to enlist help on that one - bit hard to click/treat on hands and knees