When I was teaching dog dancing at Goodwoof in 2022 a member of the public asked how she could teach her Border Collie a move called the vault. This is when the dog basically bounces off the handler. Not a move I felt confident in teaching but I was with Nicci Hindson who was demonstrating at the event with her collie, Elsa, and Nicci insisted the move is safe for both dog and handler IF taught correctly. So me being me, I said show us! and that is exactly what she has done. Below is the video showing the stages of teaching your dog the move and I have also attached a free pdf for you to print off and use as training notes.
The equipment you will require are: treats, 2 low wingless jumps and a non-slip surface
Many pet parents are moving home at this moment in time. There are so many things to remember whether moving home for the first time or the umptenth time it involves so much that often our dogsneeds are overlooked. Here are my tips on how you can make it easier and some vital things to remember too!
If you have read my "About Gina" page you know I am no stranger to television. I have handled dogs on tv shows such as Grange Hill and East Enders, handled my own dogs and taught others how to handle theirs. It's all good fun, but I never expected to do any tv filming during the Pandemic!
This months freestyle move is how to teach your dog the classic leg weave.
New this month is my Youtube video on how to teach your dogs to; roll out their towels or beach mats; place their chins on the floor or prop; place their chins on your arm and say their prayers; put their paws on yours and; to spin, twist and cha cha. That should keep you busy over Christmas!
Be honest and take a very close look at your dog finances
2020 has been a strange year and certainly not one that any of us anticipated but it highlighted for me the importance of having and keeping up to date your dogs' emergency file.