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Club member giving his son first bite ever with Geist.
The linked worked for me but maybe because I posted it. He is a still from the video.
The link would work but the domain is blocked from my network.
Some pic preparing for level 2 OB. The tarp is change of position scenario. Decoys are active around the dog flapping the tarp and handler commands dog into a sit and back into a down from a distance. Dog cannot bite decoy. This is more than what a dog will likely see in a level 2.
Retrieve is one of five items chosen by judge and item is tossed between two decoys.
Tunnel is after dog jumps 1 yard hurdle while decoy runs in front of hurdle just a dog jumps. Decoy is over tunnel with streamers and dog cannot bite.
There is so much to teach. Mine would not like the tarp.
It is a lot to teach and a judge can set up variations of exercises so that you can’t train specifically for any exercise. With the tarp, the decoys held it up and we heeled under it and Geist did a down in motion while I continued to walk forward about 40’. The decoys we flapping the tarp over his head and he had to do a change of positions from a down to a sit to a down on my command. A judge would use a tarp in level 2 to block the dog from seeing the handler but would not have the decoys flapping it over the dog’s head. You might see that in level 3 where the judge can set up just about any scenario such a sending a dog into the back of a U-Haul with two decoys in the back with one having a running chain saw minus the blade and the other decoy having a 5 gallon bucket of water to throw on the dog when he enters the U-Haul to engage and the decoys are both screaming at the top of their lungs and hitting the dog with the bucket and clatter sticks while revving the saw.
What’s the command you have when he’s going through the tunnel? What are the criteria they judge it on? I’m assuming with that much control you reward the dog with a tug or something frequently which the decoys on the field.