How Would you Train This?

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  1. StillandSilent

    StillandSilent New Member

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    A few years ago in Key West, we were out on the docks and saw one of the most amazing dog tricks I have ever seen. A family had their JRT walking around on a large ball. The dog walked on the ball, bounced on the ball, led the rolling ball around cones and as a finale, jumped off the ball and through a hoop.
    I wish now that I had asked about it, because I can't figure out where you would even start to train for that. Do you get the dog used to standing on something like a bowl, that is curved but doesn't move?
    I can't imagine a ball big enough for my future dog (maybe an exercise ball) but it was such a cool trick.
     
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    Step One, I would assume?

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    Meg isn't a very brave dog by nature, so I never tried to push her beyond standing.
     
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    ^^^^^that's great, how do you make the ball stay when the dog gets on though?
     
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    LOL!!! I can't even sit on an exercise ball without rolling off !
     
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    I started to teach this to my cat. I just used a basketball (small cat), and held it still with my feet while I taught her to stand on it. Then I let it move a little bit and kind of desensetized her to standing on a moving ball and keeping her balance.
     

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