joie de vivre
Join Date: Apr 2009
Dogs Name: Fiona & Tali
Titles: Fiona: CGC; Tali: CGC
Dogs Age: 4.21.09, 5.09.08
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That's really a pretty good stack. I like to work on getting my girls comfortable with me moving them so they view it as something fun we do together (encourages nub and ears up) and now they try to push each other out of the way for stacking. It's all about who has my attention. LOL
If she's willing to hold the stack, I'd work on moving a foot a little, treat her, run your hands over her, move another foot, treat her, run your hands over her, etc. I praise and speak softly to them throughout. I do lots of running my hands over them so they get used to me touching them anywhere while they get treats for standing still. If they do move, I don't correct them - I just gently put them back how I want them and treat/praise.
Tali used to paint her nub on her bum when I touched it, but with plenty of positive reinforcement she's fine with it now. I kind of tickle or scratch their nubs and say, "Nubs up!" or "Nubbins!" in a happy, playful voice. Now when I say it to Fiona, she'll wag her nub at me. Tali raises her nub but gives me that look like, "There. The nub is up." LOL
Good job though. She's a pretty girl!
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