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Handling - I figured it out
« on: June 12, 2007, 09:59:18 AM »
I had been having this problem with handling Edy . She just gets soooo excited when the judge goes over her , she starts wiggling uncontrollably as soon as the judge approaches her . She has even rolled over for a belly rub from the judge  :blush: .

Last night at handling class she was acting as usual getting excited everytime it was our turn . The teacher was great with her , he ignored the behavior and went about touching her .
About half way thru the class when it was our turn she began to wiggle when the teacher approached , instead of telling her to stay and no when she wiggled I mistakenly told her to leave it . And she did not get as excited , I saw a big difference the first time I said it so I told her again to leave it . She still wiggled but she stayed standing and was not trying to lick the teacher and turn around to see him .

So again on our next turn I repeated the leave it , she did even better . By the end of the class she did a perfect stack the teacher went over her 3 times and she never moved , she wagged her tail a bit but that was all . All 4 feet stayed on the ground and in the same spot . she turned her head to look at him but then I baited her to look ahead again and she did it and stayed that way .

For me this is a huge break-thru   ;D. I was getting discouraged and though I would never get her out of this habit and be able to show her  . I can not believe that all it took was a different command , one that I did not even think to use -it just slipped out .
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Re: Handling - I figured it out
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 10:05:31 AM »
That is awesome! I'm so glad you figured out a way to get Edy's attention and keep her semi-still during shows.  Hopefully she won't roll over for any more belly rubs!
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Re: Handling - I figured it out
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007, 10:31:47 AM »
That is great...Edy sounds like my Phoebe...always in motion:-)
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Re: Handling - I figured it out
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007, 10:34:08 AM »
What a great "mistake" to make :) Glad you figured it out.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Handling - I figured it out
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2007, 04:24:18 PM »
Bet yur happy you said that!! Wonder why it had a differant effect on her??

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Re: Handling - I figured it out
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2007, 09:00:51 PM »
Congrats.  I remember the first time I got Beas to stop wiggling.  He still likes to give kisses the female judges though
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Re: Handling - I figured it out
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2007, 10:42:03 AM »
Whoo hoo Missi and Edy!  :2thumbsup: Sounds like you guys are ready for your next show!!  Those puppy wiggles are the best.  :) 

Here's Bru's first judge-wiggle at his very first match.  He shocked us by taking a Group 1! *sigh* they grow up so fast!!   :smitten:

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Re: Handling - I figured it out
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2007, 12:47:27 PM »
awww...KAt that is too cute.  Puppies can get away with so much.
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Re: Handling - I figured it out
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2007, 01:14:55 PM »
wow that's great that you accidentally figured that out. 'Leave it' is the magic term for Otis too.
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