I think i'm actually going to change the cue for the right side finsh. I was out at the park last night and again tried to tell him "around" and work on getting him there and hes so speedy he just wanted to run off lol. Im going to see if I can get him to switch to the word "wrap" and use the hand signal to assist in that change.. We'll see!
That also makes sense to me. 😁
Here is our right side finish. And if I wanted him to sit I would tell him. I’m contemplating changing the word for when I use it in disc. Because I’ve been using the same word “around” but in disc he goes around my right and runs after the disc when as when in rally I want him to stop in heel. I think this was usually okay but recently I tried to get him into heel outside with a ball and he kept running forward 😅 I think maybe it’ll be easier to stop using the work for disc and change the cue for that one because he relies heavily on my just showing him with the disc to go around. Does that make sense?
Yes, I think it totally makes sense to have 2 separate cues for that!
I would recommend feeding him how you do in your last reward, to get him a little bit closer to your body for heel position.
You could also do a few reps of marking sooner and using your reward to lure him in close. Does that make sense?
I love how he stands still afterwards; that’s great recognition of being in the right spot. :-) (Except he’s a tiny bit wide.)
Ok great, save the autosit for down the line. You don’t even technically need an autosit for Rally anyway.
Level 6 is coming your way!
he doesn’t have an auto sit. Though he will sometimes sit if I wait to long to tell him something 😅 or just because but I haven’t focused on an auto sit and will usually just tel him sit. So I will wait to work through that with you! i think I need you to send me level 6
I saw your reply just in time for dinner training. Here’s a couple videos I got with steps in heel with a barrier. I mostly kept it to one or two steps during our training session but for the last video you can see I did more and he did well!
Beautiful! This is absolutely perfect. Nice high head the whole time. You're ready for Level 6.
Does he have an autosit in heel? That's discussed in Level 6. If he doesn't have an autosit yet, I would actually recommend waiting to train one, because it can get in the way of teaching the dog to self-correct their position (usually self-correcting forging/crabbing). And if he already has one, that's okay too!
Please feel free to show me his right finish, though, too - if you want! 😃
Okay we have been practicing this and hes doing pretty good. Also ive been practicing the isolated continuous pivots and focusing on keeping his head up. If we are ready to keep moving forward should I start the stuff in level 5 for the wrap finish? Griffey does know how to go around my right side to finish though I havent focused on him sitting so if I want him to I will just tell him. I can show you what we've got with a video of that?