Just a shortie as today is the first day of the April Trial and i need to get on my way.
This past week, the Facebook Page National Purebred Dog Day highlighted the Aussie. Every couple of days or a week they focus on a breed and ask breed folks all sorts of questions It’s very cute.
In asking about Aussies, they asked about working styles and habits. I responded and went further to explain the difference between Eye and Upright as follows:
Eye is like the creepy guy in the bar. You know he’s there; you can feel him and you get up and move to get away from it. Being Upright [Aussies] is more how a good bouncer moves a crowd; Stand there, exude power and confidence. Speak and use physical contact as needed.
Which i think is a description just about everyone can wrap their brains around.
These past few weeks i decided to return back to my original mindset of not competing with Molly. Which led me to start playing again with my voice when i work her. More specifically, how often i use my voice, volume, tempo, inflection.
My first attempt looked like this:
Needless to say this was not what i was looking for.
This is what i ended up with finally:
Not a creepy crawly Aussie nor stylized eye, but a dog with a few tools depending on the situation. Which is perfect for my needs. More tools in the belt.
I’m sure me shutting my trap wasn’t helpful at all…