Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Re: Indoor soccer and being nimble

I got all rev'd up about a Treibball "how to" video as I want to teach Daizy n Kee herding cues but I don't have a flock for them to work ;)   The basics are teaching the dog to nose target the base of a ball to roll it, then directional cues come next.

Before I commit to buying yoga balls, I'll have to wait for spring as we have no room in the house to be loading it up with yoga balls for them to herd. I decided to use the soccer ball, and use the agility posts as goal. Daizy already knows how to play soccer, now it's George's turn!

It's important to be able to incorporate different training techniques to achieve your "training" needs. Not locking yourself into only one technique (shaping, prompting ie..targeting and luring)means the communication flows and you achieve your goals faster.  Both of us, George and I looking to each other for direction and then celebrating the babysteps along the way. I love it!


Kristine said...

This is a great video! I don't know if I want to even bring a soccer ball into my house - have a feeling it could go wrong very quickly. But it will be fun to try outside for sure!

Daizy, George, Taiki n Keegan said...

They love it!