Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
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Kodi will do fine it just takes time to teach the down as the other dogs are so distracting, what is funny to watch is a dog who is so far advanced they have not been in a stayline with their owner standing across from them...they often look shell shocked! Kinda of the "Whats this"?
Because Yogi was reactive we trained with advanced open dogs, only once did he break and lunge at another dog, a huge dog, it just stayed there and looked at it's owener with this "Hey"? look. My trainer got him right away he never breaks the line and he really does not want a correction (we were waiting for this for a long time). Everyone was once where you are and we all got through it and Kodi has been handled so well by you, it will come. We are the ones that worry about the other dogs in the stay line, one good thing is the small dogs line up in order of height first at akc trials.
Maybe after a time you can find a few other advanced dogs to do practice a bigger stay line. I know you both will do great! I'll be thinking about you both this weekend.
Robbie, Boo Boo, Yogi, and Misty's human.
Poohkey miss you, monkey.