~JOYRIDE K9 *REMOTE* K9NW EDUCATION~

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    • #7839
      Kimberly Buchanan
      Keymaster

        Lesson 2 is up tho’ we have a lot of folks still working on Lesson 1. No worries, I just wanted to get it out there so people can get started as soon as they’re done with the first lesson. Lesson 2 is in multiple parts so it will take awhile to complete. ๐Ÿ™‚

        (Remember to wait for feedback and discussion on Lesson 1 before posting the next one.)

        Kimberly Buchanan
        Joyride K9 Dog Training

      • #7908
        Carolyn Murray
        Participant

          Just read lesson 2. Really looking forward to working on this! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • #7921
          Carolyn Murray
          Participant

            To age or not to age with this lesson? I’m thinking aging the hide doesn’t matter if your dog is blowing through the threshold anyway.

            Thoughts??

          • #7924
            Kimberly Buchanan
            Keymaster

              Your choice. The hides should be simple enough so the dog who is engaged in the search can find it easily.

              Kimberly Buchanan
              Joyride K9 Dog Training

            • #7935
              Susanne Howarth
              Participant

                For the first element in this lesson, we did single hide searches. However, I’m wondering whether we could/should do multiple hides for other elements? And if we do more than one hide, do you want to see the entire search or only until the threshold hide is located. I figure the dog’s reaction to a search area with more than one hide will be different from a single hide search, and that may also be interesting.

                Any guidance on this? Or should I just keep it simple and stick with only 1 hide per search?

              • #7938
                Terry Wright and Kai
                Participant

                  Kim, do you have a number of lessons in mind for this 6 weeks? Just trying to see what is ahead of me.
                  Thanks!

                  Terry Wright

                • #7939
                  Kimberly Buchanan
                  Keymaster

                    Sue: one hide per search, please. This is a basics class. ๐Ÿ™‚

                    Terry: it will depend on how fast everyone works through them. ๐Ÿ™‚ Consider that there is a lot to work on and a lot to discuss so it will be a busy 6 weeks. If you fall behind you will still have access to all the information so just do what you can do.

                    Kimberly Buchanan
                    Joyride K9 Dog Training

                  • #7941
                    Terry Wright and Kai
                    Participant

                      Thanks Kim!… So every time you say basic… we should be thinking keep it simple… right ๐Ÿ˜‰

                      Terry Wright

                    • #7942
                      Susanne Howarth
                      Participant

                        ๐Ÿ™‚ Typical me. Let’s see if I can complicate things if at all possible! (At least when we worked just now I had low, paired hides to make it easier!!! But those exercises will just be practice searches for my girls — NOT lesson 2 searches!)

                      • #7943
                        Terry Wright and Kai
                        Participant

                          Susanne, join the club… let’s see how much we can add to one search!! DUH, got 2 vehicles let’s stick a ton of odor on them! hehehe

                          Terry Wright

                        • #7945
                          Kimberly Buchanan
                          Keymaster

                            Yes, Terry! If I want to add more hides I will ask for more. Setting up searches that are always difficult won’t really help your dog. We want to explore simple exercises to reinforce the basics so your dogs stay motivated and excited. Now is not the time for testing. ๐Ÿ™‚

                            Kimberly Buchanan
                            Joyride K9 Dog Training

                          • #7946
                            Kimberly Buchanan
                            Keymaster

                              Plus, we need to look at some of the fundamentals to see if your dogs know how to work easy things, too.

                              Kimberly Buchanan
                              Joyride K9 Dog Training

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