Hello Daniel, there are several threads here where these kind of exercises were discussed. Let me help you with the links:Daniel Cox said:I think that is very impressive. I do not want this to sound wrong but what is the purpose of this exercise? I know the ablilty to climb and cross boards would be nice. The video looks to be very dangerous for the dog. One wrong slip and the dog could break his back or something else. I know we all try to train for real world situations but I see no real world situation that a dog needs the ability to to climb around in a roof/celing. This is just my opinion. In my opinion a working dog can be taught to do just about anything but I like to limit the risk to the dog. Good dogs are very hard to come by and I do not like to put mine in a situation that would injure him.
That thread, at least the way I understood it, addresses situations in which the dog and handler are going through such exercises together.Jose Alberto Reanto said:
that would defeat the purpose of the exercize. it would not add the proper stress to the handler if he/she knew there was no possibility of their dog getting injured...Connie Sutherland said:
Connie Sutherland said:That thread, at least the way I understood it, addresses situations in which the dog and handler are going through such exercises together.Jose Alberto Reanto said:
QUOTE from the referenced thread:
QUOTE: I believe Greg's basic point is that training should be a shared experience, where the handler feels the "rough" spots as well as the dog, and they eventually understand each other better. END
Only vertical, and I was behind my dog with my arms to either side of him the first few time. I also physically placed his back feet a couple of times. And it was slow. :lol:Jose Alberto Reanto said:That is true. Connie, you did the ladders too, didn't you? How far did you or can you go? ..
Tim Martens said:
That sounds pretty secretive.Jose Alberto Reanto said:I believe Greg said ladder work is a 5-minute job. That's true and may even be less, but I was about to add that it will depend on the handler's attitude. You know why? Well, you better IM Greg why. You may prefer to rather take it from him. Then you'll know what "sharing the rough spots" will actually mean.
i hope you know i only made these last two posts in jest...Jose Alberto Reanto said:Tim Martens said:
Yeeeeaaaah.... why not? :idea: You just gave me a very good idea, Tim. Thanks a lot, pal.
Unfortunately, that guy was the first to arrive and warmed-up his pup. My pup was already up there, if you noticed.
But I'll keep that good cheating in mind. You know, sometimes honesty is not always the best training aid....