Saturday, 12 September 2009

Bandles training

I have been really lazy with Scandal's training, so this week managed to get up the field 3 times to do some training. Dog walk is looking fab and couple days ago did a low full length one, eeek very exciting! She was lovely. Did another yesterday and again she was great. Will carry on sending her from the middle plank until she is a bit older, I can send her from any part of the dog walk and she will correct her stride to hit the end. Have been sending her from the last part of the down plank and clicking for her 2 back feet hitting the contact, she likes that, hopefully it is reinforcing to her that this is the part of the contact i really really want her in. I do sometimes wonder when she isnt perfect and I call her back to re-do, whether she actually knows why I'm calling her back, ie which part of the dw I was unhappy with, so hopefully doing a bit of clicker work will reinforce which part. I am only clicking if I am playing about with the last plank, as otherwise she is too fast and timing goes a bit haywire!!

Other parts of her training are going great... except... Helen is going to do a big *sigh* when she reads this as Scandal ran off again on our walk a couple of days ago, I blame Lee, as he was down, and I was busy telling him how wonderful Scandal was with her recall nowadays, and then it was "Char, wheres your puppy" and bad brat had totally disappeared, for far too long, and was vvv pleased with herself when she eventually came back. Went for a long walk with a friend today and she was super, stayed close all the time, checking in all the time, just sooo naughty on Thursday. I think it was because I wasn't keeping an eye on her so didnt call her as soon as I noticed she'd gone out of sight, then she got a bit further away, then out of earshot. The good thing though is now even if she spots something to chase, if I call her, she will always come back, rather than chasing anyway. So a bit good and a bit bad! Love her sooooo much, very easy going, most of the time!

7 comments:

Rosie Ison said...

Naughty girlie Scandal..lol.
When are you going to post some video of Scandals agility training.. I would love to see some.

ps..you don't have a link to my blog on yours...tut tut

Char said...

Lol sorry Rosie, ive added it now!

Not planning on a video for a while, toooo many ppl too quick to criticise, so prefer it if they dont have any evidence to do so :P

I'm Helen said...

SIGH!! :)
That will have been it though - not concentrating on her whereabouts. Too much nattering....glad things are much better though Hx

Rosie Ison said...

I video and show it as you may have seen ,I don't care what people say or think,just as well I have a thick skin...ha ha

Rosie Ison said...

Hi Char
Don't know if you tried to view my video before but I have now rectified the problem with it I hope !!!

Claire said...

glad to hear she is coming along nicely - recall is the one thing I have struggled with although she didnt bugger off just refused to come back whilst stood 6 feet away from me looking at me. Little buggers and since when did you care what people think. Get some vids up of her - it will be great to see her training.

Char said...

Rosie Ive just had a look - he looks lovely :) eek Scandal will be against him next year, she has never even seen weavies yet, I cant decide how to train them, so we havent done any, lol! I may try and get a short vid on the weekend then so you can see how slow and useless she is :P