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      Quote Originally Posted by barry581 View Post
      Brooks has a pretty solid "leave it" and I thought about telling him that but wasn't sure if I could. I guess it would have been better to take the hit for an extra command, vs an NQ.
      Two ways you can do it ... if you tell him while setting up for the exercise, ie. before the judge says “are you ready” and you respond “yes”, then it’s not scoreable as long as it’s just a single command (if you harp on it too much could be considered training in the ring). The other way to do it, which I prefer, is if your dog knows a hand signal for “stay”, then since you can give both a voice and signal on that exercise, you can signal “stay” while commanding “leave it”. That way, no extra commands, no training in the ring :-) Not the judges business what commands you give for each exercise as long as you only give one.
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      I think w the painter's tape (or chalk marks or flagging ribbon fastened down w/ a golf tee or any of numerous methods that judges use), as you are approaching and he even glances at it, say "Leave It". Then set up as normal. Remember that Stay technically means, don't move a muscle, so....... LOL.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tanya View Post
      I enjoy more active sports more but balancing those with something calmer is good (Penny and I had a hard time with Rally-O but I have a feeling it was exactly what we needed - VS always working on full throttle in sports, it taught us to work with more patience).
      The upper levels are a blast and they are active! You can make heeling fun and train using games. Heck, I come out of obedience class with lots of bruises and bumps all the time. It's not quite like agility, I will admit, but there are different ways to train that are more active and fun for you and your dog. With my first trainer and up until then, I never really continued because I found it boring, but with my current trainer, it's a blast.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Labradorks View Post
      The upper levels are a blast and they are active! You can make heeling fun and train using games. Heck, I come out of obedience class with lots of bruises and bumps all the time. It's not quite like agility, I will admit, but there are different ways to train that are more active and fun for you and your dog. With my first trainer and up until then, I never really continued because I found it boring, but with my current trainer, it's a blast.
      Absolutely and if you get into CARO rally it's even more so. AT least compared to CKC when we were doing it. Oban was training at Working Level One when he hurt his leg. There was lots of running and jumping and he seemed to really like it. There was lots of thinking required too, from handler and dog. It was new then and I was even thinking he might be one of the first Labs to title in it. PHooey.

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