~JOYRIDE K9 *REMOTE* K9NW EDUCATION~

#7633
Carolyn Murray
Participant

Thanks! He is very challenging to work with, that’s for sure. He’s super sensitive to my body position and body language (we played agility for years and did a shitload of canine freestyle because neither of those activities shut him down). He can be “talked into” a hide very easily and will offer behavior, so I have to be super careful.

One of the things I learned last weekend was the concept of “distance versus space”. That idea really resonated with me as I think I am often giving my dogs “distance” to work out a problem, but my body language isn’t giving them “space” (did I get that right?).

Also, wanted to add that Cooper wasn’t the only dog that worked the wall hide off of that column. It was a VERY interesting night. 🙂

Thanks!