Along with our One Mind Dogs trend this week, here is a video of us trying out some OneMind Dogs method – the Jaacko.
No where near great yet, but you will notice a couple of things if you’ve watched some of our videos before.
We are getting speed with motion!
I’m not tripping over Jaxon.
Some work yet on flapping arms and flying arms, yet it’s a good start.
speed with motion!
My head has a lot of trouble with this move, only because it uses the dog-side arm. Having done so much Silvia Trkman, I learnt that off-side arm in this case cues collection for a tight turn, unless you’re sending out to the wrap in which case it would be dog-side arm, so I wonder what the basis of using dog side vs. off-side arm for this turn is… Maybe I just shouldn’t be using off-side arm for this… Arggg my brain hurts. 😉
Totally understand. It took a couple hours of learning, watching, practicing just to get to this point. You will get there, tho!
The key is not actually the arms. It’s in the movement, shoulders and where your eyes go at the very first. So you can see in the comments from Stacy on FB – my shoulders pull back at the end, which completely stops Jaxon in his tracks. He’s just doing what I’m telling him to do 🙂
I then went back to what I’ve been originally learning by using my away-from-dog arm to pull him across the jump. (@_@)!
I will say, this is the first time we’ve just run and run, and Jaxon keeps coming back for more. I think this way of working together really nails the relationship and the teaming, and makes it plain Doglish for the pups. 🙂
Lots more watching and practising to be done, though I’m going to try and be good and not do anything agility-ish with her for at least the next week because she’s not meant to be running or turning suddenly (whoops).
I love, love, love this comment: “I will say, this is the first time we’ve just run and run, and Jaxon keeps coming back for more.” and hope it will happen for us, too. Lu is very ‘job oriented’ which makes everything a very serious affair – I’d love her to love what we’re doing and working with me, rather than doing it because it’s ‘the job’, and to WANT to keep going!
If it helps, most of the training I did was without Jaxon at first, cos I needed to get my head around the movement and the ability to keep moving. In fact I plan to keep doing that, then test with the dog to see what works. So I think you can do that without her (just don’t let her see you – she might get sad!).
Yep, that was what I thought I’d do. 🙂 Possibly it will be good if she sees! She might be more keen to play when it’s her turn! 😉