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Ninabug 03-11-2009 10:07 PM

The REAL 2nd Handling Class thread (with pics!)
 
Tonight was great. There was such a small class and we got lots of individual attention. The instructor strongly encouraged me to take Nina to matches. She said she is one of the most even tempered dogs she's ever mey:clap_1: Go Nina! And there was a younger girl that thought all dobes were mean! We proved her wrong! Score 2 for the BUG!
We practiced getting them to line up the front legs on their own, and where to stop when approaching the run, and where to place our bodies.
Here's a few pics



http://lh4.ggpht.com/_Ij-Hsopdmkk/Sb...0/IMGP8523.JPG
Waiting patiently

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Ij-Hsopdmkk/Sb...0/IMGP8491.JPG
Still waiting patiently mom!!!

Ninabug 03-11-2009 10:08 PM

Let me try that again. For some reason the one picture (first one) didn't show.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Ij-Hsopdmkk/Sb...0/IMGP8536.JPG

AuraDobe 03-11-2009 10:23 PM

Yay! Pictures!!! She looks so pretty.

clipclop 03-11-2009 10:30 PM

Thats sooo cool!! wish there were some handling classes here in dallas! i'm sure there have to be some somewhere! great job :)

PMG 03-11-2009 10:33 PM

Very cool. Seems like a fun day with dobe. Glad you made a believer out of the girl. :clap_1:

Doberdoodles 03-11-2009 11:50 PM

Nice pictures...:biggthump Where did you take the class?

Ninabug 03-12-2009 05:23 AM

^ Oh heya fellow Marylander :)
I'm going to Catoctin Kennel Club in Point of Rock, MD. The lady is fantastic! It's an 8pm class on Wednesday nights. I know that a new session starts mid April. I came in half way through this one. Here's the website:
Catoctin Kennel Club

I'm not sure if I'll be in the beginners class again or if I'll be able to go into intermediate. The instructor will tell me. Also, DogSense, will do private handling classes. They are quite expensive, as they are one on one (ask for Lisa if you go this route) but probably worth it. I haven't shelled out the money for it yet, as I don't have the pup that I'm showing. Once I do, I may consider it. If for nothing other than to get another opinion. I know that Catoctin is a fairly good club. There were several people that showed at The Garden and did well from the club. That makes me think that maybe they know what they're doing!

Ninabug 03-12-2009 05:24 AM

Wish I could get her tail to stand though! I'll need to ask the instructor about that. She's shows boxers primarily, so I believe she'd probably got experience in that department.

jdd 03-12-2009 08:41 AM

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Tickle her tail up every minute you get at home. Get her used to doing it. Very important. Just gently tickle it up. Do it often so she gets used to carrying it that way

m1chael 03-12-2009 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by jdd (Post 373682)
Just gently tickle it up. Do it often so she gets used to carrying it that way

Sorry, stupid question....but how do you tickle the tail?


Michael

jdd 03-12-2009 10:52 AM

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put your fingers under it and gently tickle/push it up and stroke under it to teach them to keep it up.

Doberdoodles 03-12-2009 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by jdd (Post 373682)
Tickle her tail up every minute you get at home. Get her used to doing it. Very important. Just gently tickle it up. Do it often so she gets used to carrying it that way

That's a good tip...and it sounds kinda funny. But now that you mention it, I have seen people do it at shows.

Fitzmar Dobermans 03-12-2009 02:45 PM

I'm glad that this class is working out for you - getting the experience with Nina is great and is seems like she is enjoying it too!


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