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It's really kind of sad. I know our reasons are different but you have my sympathy!

I swore I wouldn't steal Webby back for agility but I am so tempted haha.
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DJEtzel, do you have the 2x2 DVD? There is a section on there about how to improve footwork with the 2x2s.
*I* don't any longer (had it through bowwowflix) but I think Willy does... I'll have to ask him. It's possible he told me last week how to specifically improve footwork using them, too, and I just didn't understand/get it... because that whole concept is really confusing to me for some reason!
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I struggled to control Buzz in a trial setting for a long time. What ended up working for us was literally doing 1-3 obstacles, in control, and then leaving to eat GREAT WONDERFUL BEST COOKIES EVER that someone was holding just outside the ring. I also did a lot of work on "leashing up" so he knew what to expect at the end. I know you've done a lot of different things with Penn, but I thought I'd throw out there what worked for me. I still never confidently ran him at outdoor trials, so I just stopped doing that.
Oddly, the command nose is to put her slip lead on and she loves that 'trick'.. when she stresses out on me at a trial, she literally cannot think. Come, sit, stay, nose, target all evaporate I am sure a more proficient trainer could work through it much faster than I can& that's part of my frustration. I'm failing my dog in a trial setting more than she is failing me. I know that but I can't figure out the magical trick. It sucks.

I will work over the next few days to build some value into putting on/ taking off leash& see if we can get anywhere with it!
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Yay! Kili had an awesome training day yesterday (much quieter, fewer distractions than last week when it was so busy) and then today we were practicing 2x2s in the backyard when my downstairs neighbour let his dog out into the yard. And she was actually able to do her weave poles with her bestest friend ever running around the yard (and then her reward was getting to taunt Callie with her amazing tug toy). I was really impressed. I mean, she wasn't uber focused, but come on! She did weave poles instead of playing with her friend! In KiliLand that is HUGE!
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Just signed Cricket and Newton up for a CPE trial in May! Our first one in quite a while so we'll see how it goes (I'm sure if anyone is rusty it'll be me, Cricket knows what she's doing).
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The teeter isn't really something that you'll be able to master in a month. Introduce it properly and your dog should be just fine with it. Rush it and you could really poison it.

Other than that, do it and have some fun!
Oh no, we weren't in any hurry to be in competition or anything like that I was just thinking of taking classes as a fun thing to do with her and a bonding oppertunity
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DJEtzel, do you have the 2x2 DVD? There is a section on there about how to improve footwork with the 2x2s.
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*I* don't any longer (had it through bowwowflix) but I think Willy does... I'll have to ask him. It's possible he told me last week how to specifically improve footwork using them, too, and I just didn't understand/get it... because that whole concept is really confusing to me for some reason!
I'll have to check the DVD again. I don't recall a section on working footwork with 2x2s. Personally, I don't find 2x2s particularly great a teaching footwork. I like to use 2x2s to train entries and the general concept of weaving. I then like using channels for speed, and finally weave-a-matics for footwork. I suspect it depends for each dog though...
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