Self Stacking questions!!!

Practice…. takes time and practice and patience. There really is no secret to it, when she hops or plays, a correction at that time and back to the trot... Once you get the hang of it, you should be able to "feel" her getting ready to hop or gallop.. and try and correct her before hand with words.... to keep her attention on you.

thank you tanza. I will try to keep that in mind. Do you have a command you use when you feel one of yours in going to start into a hop? or some examples to choose from hehe

I use the word SHOW, and Ayo stacks up, I then manually fix usually his front left foot. I will try teaching him to adjust it himself. Ayo naturally stood in a stacked position. he is very "showy" and it was easy to say the word and reward him when I caught him doing it. The only problem is the front feet usually places them one slightly forward.

Thank you for that 🙂 with my old girl i started training her " by saying show dog" but i think when i said show she thought i said no and it contradicted itself. But it would help if your dog was already like it, mine is a puppy now and she is just full of spunk and doesn't set properly. We are working on the attention getter right now. She is doing really well! She looks me right in the eyes now and that is exactly what i want. A wise person said "Get control of the head first" and that is what im doing. 🙂 its working wonders hehe hope i can continue…need more treats just ran out LOL

I have to repeat again, don't overdo it. I've seen many dogs that were trained, trained, trained and over time, became nasty because there was no fun in it. Make it fun first, have a good time, don't expect to win (you'll be nicely surprised when you do!) and don't be too rigid. You will notice as she gets in the ring more and more the trot (strut) will get better and you won't have a bouncing kangaroo on the end of the lead. Practice is good, but, in my opinion, nothing beats the real thing.

My other thing is to make sure the dog is socialized well with people. Some dogs get up on the stand and back off because of a smell on the person, the way a person looks, talks, or acts. It's better to get her out with different people (eg hats, glasses, no glasses, smoking, cigars, perfumes, clothing, disabilities, etc) and have her accept everything than get in the ring and have to feel like a fool because your dog won't stand for the judge!

We all learn by experience so try not to go overboard and remember- have fun!

ok thank you for the input! 🙂 Ill remember that! so most cases, when they get into the ring they are different than at home?

yes that is a great idea! I have been trying to get her out and we go for walks and i let her introduce herself to other dogs and i ask ppl to pet her. Others ask me. I think she is getting better but i do agree that would suck! lol

I agree! and thank you!

http://www.tawzerdogvideos.com/Vicki-Ronchette.htm

just found this, have not seen it, but if i had a current conformation dog, i'd probably get it.

When dogs are out, they definitely do act different. There are new things to experience. But once they've been exposed to the ring a couple of times, they settle down.

We lived in Niagara Falls for many, many years and I would take my dogs to the heart of the tourism area and walk up and down the sidewalk. Loud noises, buses, different types of people,etc was excellent for them. When obedience training, this was perfect. It taught them to be distraction proof.

BASENJI FORUM FRIENDS: lol thanks guys for the good advice! ill keep it all in mind when im training and working with her. hopefully it wont go completely wrong hehe

PETRA: Hey Petra I hope you do good in the ring, maybe some day well meet in it hehe and also i am still loving pippins collar! 🙂 talk to you on facebook! 😃 hehe

@nomrbddgs:

When dogs are out, they definitely do act different. There are new things to experience. But once they've been exposed to the ring a couple of times, they settle down.

We lived in Niagara Falls for many, many years and I would take my dogs to the heart of the tourism area and walk up and down the sidewalk. Loud noises, buses, different types of people,etc was excellent for them. When obedience training, this was perfect. It taught them to be distraction proof.

Ill have to take her for walks down main street and stuff when it warms up a bit… Vanderlae would love that and i know the dogs would too! hehe and i agree it will help with the distractions! 😃

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