Friday, January 16, 2009

Training Update

Just a couple of videos of Reagan training.

I have movie editing software now. Right now, I only know how to piece short clips together.

This clip shows a super nice jump sequence. Reminds me a little of Travis :-). For those that think I am a "meanie", notice that I bend down and pet her before we start. I probably also said something nice to her as well. So there is some love for you. Also shows a short clip of Reagan on the new weave poles. I am switching her back to the weave-o-matic style. I think that works best for big dogs.

This is Reagan working on lead outs. Its nice to be able to put your dog in a stay at the beginning of an agility course, so you can get a head start. Since her sit stays are very important for obedience, I do not want to use them for agility yet. This is why I have her doing stand stays instead. I am careful to not always call her out of a stay. I return and reward her frequently. I also want her to release only to the word "done". I want to be able to move around, wave my arms, and talk if I want to.

A little more heeling and some sit stay work. Her sit stays have not been very good until suddenly. Reagan would melt and want to lie down. She did really well in this clip.


Snobound said...

Great videos! I really like your training arena. Is that something you've set up in your own yard, or is it a public dog training area?

Addie said...

Jen, her skills are coming along so well! She FLEW through those weave poles and she has the patience of a saint with her stand stays. It's really fun to watch her progress.


alex said...

Amazing videos!
It's absolutely laughable that people would criticize you, and call you a "meanie". Your hounds look so happy in your videos. Anyone who wants to criticize you, needs to spend more time watching Animal Cops or visiting their local animal shelter to see what "unhappy" pups look like.

Sientay L said...

Those are great. Reagan looks really good. We took Dino to a local dog park that has a separate agility field a few weeks ago. There are only jumps there now, but Dino still remembers how to jump and was having fun. I think he misses agility a bit. There was a set of weave poles and a tire jump, but both were broken. There used to be an A-frame and dog walk but I don't know what happened to them.

Debbie (Emma's mom) said...

I love seeing the progress. You're an awesome trainer!

doberkim said...

i love seeing your training progress with these guys!!!

im going to send my humunga-dobe to you to train for agility :)

BrittBeah said...

I'm so proud! you have video editing software. I must say the videos were sliced together nicely. Now on to bigger and better things, you'll be making your own training movie soon I'm sure :)

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Snobound, the training spot is in my parents' backyard. I had horses in high school and college. That is the riding arena from those days. There is a training club in our area called 4 Paw Agility Club of North GA. Membership gives you access to an agility field and training area near Red Top Mt. Let me know if you want details.

Sientay, I bet Dino looked so cute doing those jumps.

Britt, if only I could learn to trim videos I'd be in business. Just can't figure it out for the life of me.

Thanks everyone else!!!


Kathy said...

Nice job editing Jen :)
There may be a future career in it for you someday!

We'll have to look at your software to see if we can figure out the other stuff like trimming that you want to do with it

Zan said...

Thanks for sharing Jen. I love watching your dogs' progress!