Malinois Pup: Countertop Positions

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Postby furever_pit » September 15th, 2010, 9:12 pm

I am easily entertained, as this video will show you. lol

After running Cairo through some OB and then playing some two-ball fetch with him he jumped up on a 4 foot counter on my porch trying to get after his tug. My immediate thought, "positions." Anyway, I was pretty pleased with what he showed me so I figured I would share...even though he's not a pit bull. Sorry guys but Dyl-Weed is having none of the counter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkfWmQDLZr4

I hope y'all enjoy. :)
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 15th, 2010, 9:45 pm

How fun! I wish I had a countertop like that - it would help me teach Inara to "stand."
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Postby furever_pit » September 15th, 2010, 9:55 pm

You can also use a fold out table. I have one that my trainer gave me. It has carpet on the tabletop part to give the dog some traction. Do you want me to post some pics? I don't know if it would help or not. But I am a HUGE fan of training positions on some kind of table.
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Postby maberi » September 16th, 2010, 9:05 am

Cool stuff

Liz you can also use an exercise ball and an old tire. We use them for training dogs to do vaults and stalls but they are also great for positioning, balance and core work.


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Postby TheRedQueen » September 16th, 2010, 9:54 am

Nice job!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 16th, 2010, 10:17 am

OMG that exercise ball cracks me up!

I was using the edge of my front porch a couple days ago to lure Inara into some stands. For some reason, I'm really having trouble teaching her that one. Who knew it was so hard?! lol
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Postby furever_pit » September 16th, 2010, 6:34 pm

Oooh that is cool!
It looks like you have tied the exercise ball to the tire?

How would you start a dog on this? And how do you help them if they are having trouble finding that balance spot? Cairo is in a lanky klutzky stage.
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