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General Discussion / Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Last post by Linda W. Anderson on April 02, 2021, 03:10:28 PM »
Sam and Scott did a wonderful job announcing at the last Champs!  I agree, I would not like someone critiquing my performance during finals if my dog and I are lucky enough to make finals.
Linda
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General Discussion / Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Last post by Rosemary on April 02, 2021, 11:21:14 AM »
As someone who has run in finals and was super nervous I think having someone critiquing my run as I am doing it would be an unwelcome distraction.  What the announcers currently say is "authored" by the handler running so it's not really disruptive.  I believe that the sportscasters in AKC are heard by the television audience only.  I could be wrong, but these are my thoughts.
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General Discussion / Re: Dog Walks
« Last post by Linda W. Anderson on April 01, 2021, 02:22:56 PM »
Linda, someone asked Chris on the other forum and he recommended a company in TN:

https://www.stonemountainpetproducts.com/agility-index.php
I have an e-mail in to them.
Linda
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General Discussion / Re: Dog Walks
« Last post by Amy McGovern on April 01, 2021, 11:11:15 AM »
Linda, someone asked Chris on the other forum and he recommended a company in TN:

https://www.stonemountainpetproducts.com/agility-index.php

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General Discussion / Re: Weave pole base design
« Last post by Sara Langston on April 01, 2021, 06:55:33 AM »
Jimmy,  Can you make your files .jpg???  I can't open them like they are.  Thanks. 

Sara
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General Discussion / Re: Dog Walks
« Last post by Jeannie Biggers on April 01, 2021, 06:40:41 AM »
Yes Corey has some built now but like everyone said... getting it to you might be tough.

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General Discussion / Re: Dog Memory
« Last post by ricbonner on March 31, 2021, 11:30:27 AM »
Happens all the time.  We call it "patterning".  With a really sharp dog, after being handled through the same course as few as just 1 time, it can then run the course on their own.

We (the folks I train with) use this in training to proof handling cues.  We run a course, then run a course that is almost exactly the same except for 1 turn or discrimination.  The goal is to have the dog adhere to the cue rather than their memory or personal obstacle preference.

We also use this to build confidence and handling distance.  We run a sequence once with normal distance, then repeat the same sequence a few times with more handling distance each time.  Because the dog has their memory to rely on they know the path and usually become comfortable running out on their own fairly quickly.  Basically we lower the level of challenge of figuring out where to go (by repeating a path) and increase the challenge of working farther away from the handler.  So that way the dog can use all of its coping/learning capacity on dealing with the just the distance handling without the added cognitive load/stress of finding a new correct path.
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General Discussion / Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Last post by Jim geiser on March 31, 2021, 10:31:06 AM »
I agree Arne. I think some commentary would definitely bring a lot to the broadcast. It is no secret where everyone stands going into the finales, if your at the event. Once the top teams are announced it is easy to put them in a spreadsheet and come up with the leaders and how far back each team is. I think two people could bounce off of each other and make it very entertaining.

Jim Geiser
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General Discussion / Re: Dog Walks
« Last post by Amy McGovern on March 31, 2021, 10:28:44 AM »
I like his dog walk and a-frame but don't bother with his a-frame mover.  The weld broke and he won't even reply to my contacts to fix it.  I bought a new mover from Jimmy and I'm looking forward to that!  Jimmy's is steel :)

Sorry that happened about your AF mover.  I love mine (of course it hasn't broken).  I would text him again.  Sometimes he misses a text and it gets buried and goes unanswered unless you shoot him another one.

I texted him repeatedly.  I gave up.  Jimmy's mover has been delivered now and I'm expecting it to work very well :)
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General Discussion / Re: Dog Walks
« Last post by Marcy Matties on March 31, 2021, 08:50:49 AM »
Is Jimmy Steel or Cory Biggers still making DW for purchase?
Linda

And Jimmy does good stuff too!  I'm sure Cory as well, I've just seen some of Jimmy's.  Delivery is always a conundrum.  The other link I posted is a guy in East Texas.  So still not close to you.  But he's close to the Shipp belting!  lolol
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