Follow-up Friday 4-5-13

We are joining Jodi over at Heart Like A Dog for her Follow-up Friday, the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend. This week her co-host is non other than 2 Brown Dawgs!

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I did a post some time ago on dog shows here, since that was my topic yesterday I thought I would just keep going with the flow!

I was going to post another YouTube video but although they were great and informative they were a bit long. Then I remembered I short video my friend over at Dusty Rose Chesapeakes helped me do a couple of years ago for a informative speech I had to do for a class. My topic was dog shows and how to show your dog and for this speech I was actually able to take Cheyenne to class with me…that’s right Cheyenne was a college student for a day Winking smile  She loved it, she was sitting by my side and I looked down and she had her head resting on my fellow students leg getting some lovin Smile Anyway here is the video of us demonstrating how to do a down and back also and a go around, also called gaiting your dog. AKC definition is “Gait The pattern of footsteps at various rates of speed, each pattern distinguished by a particular rhythm and footfall.” You can find a glossary of terms here.

Here is one I did last year at a show that shows our friends Rick and Millet doing their down and back and go around, then they are all moving together as the judge makes his selections.

As with any sport you do with your dog a great deal of time and training goes in to getting your dog ready to perform the job and the thing about showing is you are asking your dog to do things that aren’t natural to them. Some dogs are more natural at it than others and then sometimes no matter how much you train the right attitude is just not there. Cheyenne is one of those, she knows how to do everything very well but she does not like to show; she would much rather be working in the field retrieving ducks!

Well that wraps it up for us today, I hope you will join the fun for Follow-up Friday’s blog hop!

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