Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Proofing Contacts

I really felt like I had proofed Miley's contacts. We practice lots of different things when at home and the field. Me stopping short, running by, throwing things, going backwards ect.  I really felt like she knew what to do. But , as you will see, she doesnt.  I borrowed my friends contact trainer and set it up in  the club's building.  ( The building is small so you cant put up full contacts. But it worked great for the contact trainer)   I also played the trial noise, I taped this weekend, on my computer. Being in the building made the trial noise  more noticeable.   I put her over the contact trainer a few times slowly she she would know what it was. She had never been on it before and I wanted to make sure she didnt fall off and get hurt.  Ill let the video speak for itself.



To say the least , I was shocked.

9 comments:

Sara said...

Contacts are so tough. I'm retraining Chewy's contacts right now, because he was unable to meet the criteria at full speed/height.

I like that little contact trainer. Good thing to have for the backyard.

Chris and Ricky said...

Taping trial noise is a great idea! The contact trainer is cool also. Miley jumping off the end is not cool - LOL!

Helen said...

I've had to retrain too. I'm letting Beckett do running on the A-frame and a stopped contact on the teeter and dogwalk. Probably unorthodox to have two different criteria but it worked for my last Sheltie.

Lian said...

Can't see the video?

Loretta Mueller said...

It's GREAT feedback Diane...think of it that way! I know right now that is tough...BUT...Miley's stress at certain things is a HUGE thing telling you "I need more work in this area mom!"...that's all it is. You're doing a great job, thinking about her issues and working through them. Please keep going and try to let that frustration melt away.

Priscilla said...

Give yourself a pat on the back! Both of you have been working hard on it. I admire your persistence and diligence though.

Anonymous said...

Oh dang, contact issues are tough. And Miley always has had such beautiful contacts, hasn't she? Maybe she will find them again with a little fine tuning. - Diane

corbinwooten said...

I try to think of a set back this way--now at least I know I need to step back and make it even easier to make the criteria clearer (like my post about Bentley's contacts)

Kathy said...

As Susan Garrett says embrace your holes, and how cool you can recreate in practice any weaknesses, great training , and great idea to tape trial noise, I am oing t borrow that idea!