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Did all 3 phases of Schutzund training yesterday and was lucky enough to get Tia and Jeff to take some great pictures!

Here is Rosco doing some tracking



Rosco doing a great job taking the corner!



Doing some obeidence...retrieving over the metre jump and them the A frame






Now for protection.....

Rosco running the blind looking for that bad guy



taking a bite on the suit for a change. The helper could not wait to get if off and I had to help him. Those suits just aren't suited for some dogs...LOL!!!!!



What a relief!! You can see the pain in his eyes ...LOL!!!!

 

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Love those pics, Lisa! Rosco is just amazing. I can't believe he goes over that A frame like that! I hope to meet him in person some day!! :wink:
 

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LokersPadokers said:
AWESOME pics!!! I never noticed how muscular he is! I always knew he was BIG but I never noticed how ripped he is. He looks so cute with the dumbbell :)
Exactly what I was thinking! That's a big boy!

Great pics, Lisa. :)
 

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Thanks for the compliments everyone! Rosco really enjoys the work!! That's what keeps me at it because it has defintiely not been an easy road with him...lol.

That jump is a metre high when all the boards are in it (I had one removed), so that would be approx 3 feet. We did some more training last night and I had all the boards in, Rosco made the jump but hit it slightly going over so we need to work him on that. The A frame is no joke. Not only is it tall but it is quite steep when set up for a trial and its quite a lot for a big dog to get over that!

Tia took some more pics last night so if any turned out I will throw them up as well.

Thanks again everyone!!!
 

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Roxy said:
Lisa, why didn't Rosco release? or was he s'pose to hold on tight :lol:

gr8 pics, I love seeing Rosco :)
In training you don't always make the dog release. If you do that everytime you give a dog a bite they begin to anticipate that and release prematurely, which looks REALLY bad. By slipping the equipment to the dog to carry or hold, you build confidence because you are making the dog feel like it "Won". On top of that, Rosco has not been worked on a suit jacket all that much so the helper probably figured it would be best to let him win it. One thing Rosco is realible with is his "out" (release) command. Too bad he wasn't realiable with everything else..LOL!
 

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Roxy said:
Lisa, why didn't Rosco release?
I have the same question, if the decoy was in that much pain, why wasn't the dog put on a out down stay. Or just plainly out :?: And then given a backup bite in return. I also am not understanding why, if he is being trained in SCH why he was on a suit. The SCH club I deal with NO dog see's a suit unless they are old and retired :wink: . Then only after they have a SCHIII. No suites are ever used in SCH.
 

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Melissa, I think we posted at the same time so I answered part of your question above.

We train with the sleeve 99% of the time but sometimes just for something different we will put the dogs on a suit. No harm done if the training is correct and it mixes things up for the dog. I like to know my dog will bite equipment other than a sleeve if you know what I mean. :wink:

My helper is quite passionate about his work and takes it very seriously. The fact he was being hurt was not as important as letting the dog "win" to him. With him its all about the dogs and doing what it takes for the dog to be succesful. In this case he thought it was best to let him win it becuase he really hasn't been on a suit too many times yet (maybe only a half a dozen times or so and not recently). I respect my helper for doing what he did because I could have easily outed the dog like you said, and ended the discomfort more quickly, he just didnt think it was in the dogs best interest to do that.


Thanks for your interest and I look forward to more training talk with you. :D
 
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