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LOL... :oops: It has 4 flat tires I think.Wanna buy it?? :lol:
 

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Andres Martin said:
Nice trailer!!!
1000's of those in Oklahoma. Usually with more rust.

I am glad to see you posting Al Reanto-style Mad Max training pics. In all seriousness. I think those are COOL. "After the nuclear bomb, only the dogs were left" stuff.
 

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Ohhh, you guys are a tough crowd! :x

Ill try to come up with something more err..entertaining! :evil:
 

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Greg Long said:
Ill try to come up with something more err..entertaining! :evil:
No, I was being serious, those are cool shots and the ladder is impressive.

I can honestly say that no one is gonna steal that trailer, though.

I mean, seriously, who the hell would want that trailer.
 

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Look at all them poor dogs stuck on the roof, sure they can go up but obviously they can't get down!! ;)

Nah that's awesome, I wanna teach my dogs to go up a ladder... somehow I think only 1 out of 2 will be able to do it, we'll see... I'm sure a goat could do it being the sure-footed creatures they are... can you say search & rescue pygmy goats anyone???
 

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Mike Schoonbrood said:
Look at all them poor dogs stuck on the roof, sure they can go up but obviously they can't get down!! ;)
They are all embarassed to be on that rig. That's why they're crouching down. Can't even make eye contact with each other...that's why they're all facing different directions. Okay, I'm done.

Greg, how do you teach them to walk up a ladder? Particularly this dog, which you just got a few weeks ago?
 

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Bob Scott inspired me with a dog-on-ladder story, and I recently taught Pomfret (GSD) to go up a narrow-rung step-ladder (which was all I had at the moment). I have to say that the going up was *much* easier than the coming down. In fact, we are still working on that.

So I too am hoping to read ladder advice.

There's a regular ladder at our club, and I would love to just spring Pomfret on the other owners, marching confidently up and then down that ladder! :lol:
 

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Connie Sutherland said:
..... I would love to just spring Pomfret on the other owners, marching confidently up and then down that ladder! :lol:
I meant to say, I would just love to build Pomfret's confidence and agility with some ladder training, and certainly not to impress a bunch of other trainers!
 

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Sure, Connie! :wink:
Awesome pics Greg! That looks like an old prisoner transport bus, to me.
 

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Woody Taylor said:
Mike Schoonbrood said:
Look at all them poor dogs stuck on the roof, sure they can go up but obviously they can't get down!! ;)
They are all embarassed to be on that rig. That's why they're crouching down. Can't even make eye contact with each other...that's why they're all facing different directions. Okay, I'm done.

Greg, how do you teach them to walk up a ladder? Particularly this dog, which you just got a few weeks ago?
I laughed out loud when I read this. :eek: Which since Im a mean type of individual and dont ever laugh..is pretty good.


Zarco is now about 15 weeks old.He has been going up this ladder for about a month now.Its really easy,just put them on leash and climb the ladder yourself and then guide them up with the leash.You have to talk to them though.Tell them "good climb" the whole way up and if they slip you can tell them "its ok, I got ya".The initial command is "ladder" and then "climb" or "climb up".
When coming down you must stand in front of them and go really slow.Your body blocks them from going too fast or jumping down.They will have the most trouble with rear foot placement and its ok to help them place there rear feet.In fact, you should guide their feet for them at first.Just go down one step at a time and make them wait before coming down another rung on the ladder.The commands are "down" or "climb down" and "good down", "easy","wait" and the usual "its ok I got ya" if they slip or you see they are under too much stress.Also you might have to make the ladder not quite as steep.In the end they should be able to climb straight up a vertical ladder on command.I should say this is MUCH easier with a young pup.
I guess hes been going up off leash now ,without me going up, for a week and a half or so.
Zarco also swims all the way across a big pond and has for over a month.Ill try to get some pics of that too.
Ive seen even younger pups do way more amazing stuff than this.
 

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QUOTE: When coming down you must stand in front of them and go really slow.Your body blocks them from going too fast or jumping down.They will have the most trouble with rear foot placement and its ok to help them place there rear feet.In fact, you should guide their feet for them at first.Just go down one step at a time and make them wait before coming down another rung on the ladder.The commands are "down" or "climb down" and "good down", "easy","wait" and the usual "its ok I got ya" if they slip or you see they are under too much stress END

LOL! This is word-for-word what I described in a PM about where I am with Pomf now.

So I'm going to assume we are doing OK. He doesn't exhibit any nervousness, but he's not surefooted coming down yet. I come down backwards with him almost inside my arms, which are on the sides of the ladder.
 

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Always the prong..always on the dead ring.

They will be ok if you guide them with the lead and your voice.You just have to use a little "common sense".

Once my dogs get to a certain point I work them without any collar or leash whatsoever.
 
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Woody Taylor said:
I am glad to see you posting Al Reanto-style Mad Max training pics. In all seriousness. I think those are COOL. "After the nuclear bomb, only the dogs were left" stuff.
Errr, Woody, I already know Greg knows those exercises way before I started posting such... and what goes up must come down...

Nice going, Greg...
 

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Way to go Greg! Excellent pictures.

This is exactly the kind of stuff I had in mind when I first began contemplating dog training. Previously, I had been dissuaded by the limitations of sports, but it excites me to see there's like-minded folks out there doing it right, and with style!

Makes me jealous as heck though...I really gotta get me dog soon!


Andy.
 
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