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Recent level 2 training pics   Behavior and Training

Started 11/16/22 by ChipBlasiole; 6696 views.
ChipBlasiole

From: ChipBlasiole

12/9/22

For each level, you have to pass  two times at two separate trials to obtain the title.  I will likely trial at our club's annual trial in September n Labor day weekend and then in October in West VA, where they typically have an annual trial. I don't like to travel long distances simply due to the hassle.  The West VA trial is only four hours away.  By training for another eight and a half months before trialing, I believe my odds are good at passing in two consecutive trials.

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ChipBlasiole

From: ChipBlasiole

12/9/22

Here he is doing a courage test at the 2021 PSA Nationals.  You can see he was significantly heavier.

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ChipBlasiole

From: ChipBlasiole

12/9/22

You can also see his leash is attached coming between his back legs, which is how the level 1 scenarios are done.  In level 2, the dog does not wear a collar at all and the control required is much higher than in level one.

ChipBlasiole

From: ChipBlasiole

12/9/22

This was about an 80 yard send to a passive decoy and the decoy went down.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

12/9/22

LOL...

I presume that trainer went down.

His right foot is already partially up in the air and the angle of his body is totally off of a balanced center position.

With a 100+# push, he should have tumbled over backwards easily.

Nice picture by the way. Looks like he bit into the left arm too.

FWIW

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

12/9/22

Again, left foot totally off the ground and whole body is in a forward freefall. 

Really good picture of the decoy going down, but not much of a picture of your dog!

FWIW

ChipBlasiole

From: ChipBlasiole

12/9/22

In PSA, a dog can be a leg dog or upper body dog and you have to tell the judge which one the dog is before you trial.  Geist is an upper body dog and 99% of the time, his target will be the left bicep.  Exceptions are flee attacks where he will bite the tricep or back, and there is a fend off scenario where the dog blocks the dog from biting the upper body with various objects and the dog has to bite the leg.

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ChipBlasiole

From: ChipBlasiole

12/9/22

Decoy, not dog, blocks dog.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

12/11/22

Yes, your odds are good with that much training. You are already well on turn way to passing level 2.

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