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poodles4

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Terminology
« on: August 27, 2013, 07:36:02 AM »
I am needing clarification between the terms "turn" and "switch". 

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Theresa Flagstad

Sharon Nelson

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Re: Terminology
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 08:09:32 AM »
I am needing clarification between the terms "turn" and "switch". 

Thank you,
Theresa Flagstad

Realize that you will get a lot of different answers to this, as people use those words for different things.  I use "switch" for a 90 degree turn away from me and I use "turn" for a 180 degree turn away from me.  But I also know people who use them in the exact opposite way.

It is all about what you and your dog understand about the words, not the words themselves!

Other people use "flip", or "back", or "away", or...................... etc.  It is what you train!!

Sharon
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poodles4

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Re: Terminology
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 08:17:26 AM »
Thank you.  We are struggling to find consistent terminology for students in our agility classes. 

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Re: Terminology
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 11:14:33 AM »
As Sharon said....90 vs 180 degrees.  Some also use "tight" for the 180.

But also:  I used "turn" with my dog whose name starts with B.
When I named the next dog starting with T, I decided she needed a different word!
(I'm semi-convinced that dogs don't hear a lot anyway, but when they do, it may ONLY be the first letter!
Hence I had to change from teeter, tire, tunnel.....etc.!)

diane

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Re: Terminology
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 08:39:39 AM »
Personally I use "switch" to mean turn away from me and take the next thing in your path and "tight" to mean turn toward me and take th next thing in your path - not quite the same as what other people do - but it makes sense to me and therefore I can convey it clearly to my dog so that it makes sense to her (most of the time IF I am drawing the proper path of course!  :P)
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