Thursday, March 25, 2010

Practicing Retrieves - A Video

Kane's retrieves are looking really good now. We just have a little bit of fine-tuning to do such as:
  • My throwing technique - overhand or underhand? What makes the dumbbell stick the best? (i.e. not hit the ground and roll.)
  • Kane coming to sit straight in front of me (as opposed to one side or the other.)
  • Kane sitting while I throw the dumbbell, and only leave on command.
In this video I was handler AND camerawoman. So I know my reward markers are a bit off (i.e. late!), but I wanted to show how good he really is. The schutzhund jump is 1 m tall, that is a little more than 3 ft 3 inches.
Sorry for all the bouncing around during the video, hope you don't get seasick!


Mrs. JP said...

Bravo, Bravo!!! That was a great video. You did a great job and Kane is such a good boy. It's amazing that he sits and waits before going to fetch and love, love the jump. Wow, you must be so proud of him. Oh, by the way, I like your backyard too.

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Good job Kane! And of course we were lucky enough to be able to watch him in action in person! You should have seen the way Mike told his friends about Kane jumping. :)

Karenpie said...

He's so graceful! I sure wish the K-9 that had my hiney in his mouth would have released as quickly as Kane did.

Love your yard, BTW!