Thursday, January 19, 2012

More running



She is still not running full out and is to airy.  All this running is a lot of work. Ive been really trying to get her to want to run and chase  me. 

Yesterday I tried to kill my dog, well maybe not kill but Im surprised she didnt break her legs.  I had put all the dogs in crates to eat dinner. Than I took Java out to work on the elephant trick. I use the top of a cake carrier cover with a none-slip runner on it to use for her to purch on and rotate around. The cover is probably 10 inches high.  When I was done, I put it on top of her crate just for now and then I was going to put it away. I went to let the other dogs out of their crates.  Java jumped on top of her wire crate, her legs were falling through. My  husband  started yelling and went to get her. When I turned around , she was sitting on top of the cake pan cover with all four feet.  Im sure she was thinking, "where's my treat?".  Crazy dog.

8 comments:

Sara said...

Gosh, when you went to real time on that video I couldn't believe how fast she was going! HOly crap.

Java is a goof. Chewy would do something like that. I have to hide all our trick props in the closet.

Dawn said...

She sure is fast!! And that must have been scary with the cake/crate thing! Just goes to show you they're always watching.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

I couldn't believe how fast Java was either! The solution to your problem is just don't watch the video in slow motion - LOL!

corbinwooten said...

Wow--glad Java is okay! Once Lexi tried to jump out of a crate that was on top of another one and I grabbed her, but she got her leg stuck and was crying. It was scary (she was fine, though was suspicious of crates for a few months)

I think her running looks good. What do you mean by too "airy"? Is it because she is sort of leaping rather than staying flat? Just curious--I have no idea how this works.

Even if she's not going as fast as you want (I can't tell!) at least she is really driving ahead, that's really good considering you said a few months ago that maybe she wasn't very drivey. Now you have a dog driving ahead and playing! :)

Diana said...

Ashley, she is leaping up more than striding forward. I need her striding forward more. If she is fully extended , her front legs will stride forward , it should bring her head down more. And yes, flatten herself out more. Shelties tend to be more upright in the front but I think she can be better than she is right now.

Lora said...

Haha! That sounds like a Spy sort of thing to do!
I see what you mean about the "airy-ness". I never could get that out of Spy either. And it shows with her contacts. I'm going to try to do some of Daisy Peel's method to iron out the kinks. It's based on Silvia's, but uses a Manners Minder instead of a thrown toy. Makes it more independent and more clear to the dog when the correct behavior is achieved. With the thrown toy I don't think they get as much of a clear cut answer about what is right and what is not, since you have to throw the toy before the end behavior of split feet is achieved.

Kathy said...

Before I started watching all the running contact stuff I would never have believed how many dogs never really learn to run full out, how cool java is lucky enough to learn so young, she sure sounds like. A character glad she is ok:)

Lian said...

Hey Diana, isn't this Lesson 1 is so hard? LOL I did a lot of running but my back was killing me, so I learned my throwing ball skill. Hahaha ...

Java looks fab!!!