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Cider and her new teeter

July 27th, 2006, 11:52 PM

If I don't look I can't see the 10" to the ground..

You know I'm a superstar. Where's my cookie?

Good girl's get to do more fun equipment

July 27th, 2006, 11:55 PM
I think that teeter could have been better if it had some sort of padding under the ends so it doesn't hit the ground so hard.

Just kidding!! It's great!:highfive:

Cute model too.

July 28th, 2006, 12:40 AM
It looks awesome! Very pro :)

July 28th, 2006, 07:15 AM
I have to second Prin and greaterdane, Cider looks like a professional, today ladies and gentleman little miss Cider is sporting her athletic side, when she first enters the ring the crowd go silent, she closes her eyes and takes a deep breath, she knows she can do it, as the crowd's voices rise in anticipation she musters up all her her courage, she KNOW's she can do it, through the tunnel and over the last hurdle the crowd goes wild, she is so excited at the yells and claps, she knew she could do it the whole time... YA HOO CIDER:thumbs up No really she looks awesome and full of spunk ready to try anything to please her mommy:D

July 28th, 2006, 07:20 AM
MP, that's bloody awesome!!!! It looks so pro! You even went out and painted it, I'm super impressed!!!

Does she have to jump over the (what looks like a) yogurt lid in the middle of the teeter-totter?

July 28th, 2006, 09:14 AM
Looks great and she looks so happy with her new teeter totter. What a good mommy you are

July 28th, 2006, 09:16 AM
HAHA thanks guys. Someone else told me they'd buy one lol, but I'm not sure I'm up for making multiples of anything. Working on a pause table currently, and praying for a bigger yard, lol.

The yogurt lid is a target plate.. When learning to jump you can put it like 4 feet from a jump and tell her go target learns the motion of jumping without learning the command yet, then you add a command. Often you bait it with food.

She wasn't happy about doing the teeter, kept dropping a paw off.. So I put the target on there, had to touch it and then you could have a kibble piece, slide it down have a kibble piece, she's sort of doing it on her own now.

Targets also help when you have a dog that wants to turn back.. Cider does equipment and then turns around looking for me, either coming so far over she almost trips me, etc. The target keeps her focused to go ahead rather than turn to fully look for me.

I'm trying to get her to keep going from obstacles, rather than go over a jump and make a u turn right when she lands, or run around the side of the jump to be right under me..

If that makes sense..

July 28th, 2006, 09:53 AM
Is she just learning the teeter for the first time? I would start with it much lower, so she gets the feel of the board moving under her feet before its at full height and the world drops out from under her.

Start with the board on the ground, with a brick or two under the middle, increasing the height as she's comfortable.. OR have someone at the far end of the teeter holding the end, and slowly lower it as she moves down the board.

And the teeter is beautiful.. I'd buy one too! :thumbs up

July 28th, 2006, 08:28 PM
Good job!:thumbs up My favorite is still the one in the tunnel. She looks like she's aware her picture is being taken as she's performing.

July 28th, 2006, 10:37 PM
It's ok Kaytris, she has it down now. We managed to learn on our own.
It isn't at full height.

July 29th, 2006, 09:28 AM
It's so funny how Cider is "showing" the equipment,looking at the camera while she is "demonstrating" . She is a super dog,just like on tv only better.She should defenetly do commercials.

July 29th, 2006, 10:33 AM
HAHA Frenchy, I can see it now, she gets hired, gets to the studio and does the most impressive zoomies ever, lol.

She poses for the camera now, lol. Not nearly so many grumpy faces :)