Category Archives: Joon

Weave training, Joon, day #2 barn

Still frustrated, but Joon is definitely more under control using food than with a toy. We have no more leaping across the weave pole base. She’s not as focused on the food as she was on the toy, so it’s easier for her to move away and focus on the weaves. We’re able to get wonderful entries with the poles on the left, dog on the left, from 6 o’clock (weave pole #1) to about 10 o’clock. Any attempt to

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Weave training, Joon, day #5

“But,” you say, “what happened with the action-packed report from day #4?” Well, we did pretty well, but it had become increasingly obvious to me that I was not sticking to MY criteria of minimal movement and keeping my mouth shut. With our session yesterday, she actually started to shut down at one point because she just wasn’t getting it. She kept running toward the poles and stopping, and it’s pretty clear from the video (which I won’t share) that

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Weave training – Joon – day #2

Today we switched to the other side of the poles from yesterday, mostly to orient her away from a tunnel that she actually ignored yesterday. I’ll move the weaves for our next session. We should move them regularly. The video shows today’s effort and progress. Joon’s goal was to enter between the first and second poles (second pole invisible at this camera angle), and to throw the toy only when she passed between the two poles. My tasks were to

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Joon’s learning to weave

It’s been a long time, but I have an opportunity to work with this girl. Ken took the two young ‘unsĀ  (Genie and Zip) on a road trip for a week or so, and it’s my assignment to teach Joon to weave. I’ve chosen to teach her using the 2 x 2 method, since it doesn’t require another person to start the dog, and I’ve had a pretty good success rate with it. Today was step #1. Lately, Karen Stinnett

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