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  • Allie McCain

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    February 12, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Yes, that is exactly how we started the turns…like exactly…but I had no idea about the straps and the hips…thank you!!!!!!!!!!! I see what you mean…the bar is swinging all over the place!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think using food lure in front of her makes it awkward for her to keep her body straight. Dude….I appreciate this so much….she IS moving to fast through the turns! I didn’t even think about the logistics of her straps because its a 4 wheel cart….I would love more and all of your feedback. I have never taught this to a dog…and horses that I have taught to drive has been for bitting up and saddle breaking NOT to drive (except 1 pony…which was like 100 years ago) so the hardware and technical stuff I am clueless! I would love it if I could post more vids and get your eyes on them!

  • Allie McCain

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    February 9, 2021 at 3:22 am

    So cuuuuuute the Rottie is so fun to watch. I do love how the Rottie is suspicious and wary but the frisky fritter tan dog stays silly and assures him it’s all good!!!! So cute!

  • Allie McCain

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    February 8, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    This is soooooo cool!!!

  • Allie McCain

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    January 27, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Dalmatians are such special dogs. I would just explain both sides to the owner. The risks and benefits of both sides and then send them material to back it up.  Some vets want early neutered dogs to prevent breeding. Dr. Becker has some very good videos explaining her take on her clientele and how some people prefer not to have the added responsibility of having an intact dog. It’s hard sometimes refraining from giving biased advise to owners. But, as Mike reminds me, it’s my job to give clients facts and be truthful, not judge or advise their personal life choices. For a control freak, that’s difficult.

  • Allie McCain

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    December 2, 2020 at 11:55 am

    This is cool!!!

  • Allie McCain

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    December 1, 2020 at 1:58 am

    Hey! I know what you mean….the load and then you have to scroll back up…seems universal.

  • Allie McCain

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    November 30, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    This is great!

  • Allie McCain

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    November 19, 2020 at 2:24 am

    Storm isn’t allowed to even give dirty looks to hoofed creatures! She is a cowgirl! Lol but yes Rogue is (hopefully) going to pull the cart around decked out for Christmas ???

  • Allie McCain

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    November 19, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Yes! BIG plans for CHristmas!!!!!!!!! (hopefully)

  • Allie McCain

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    November 5, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Alex! I love these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!

     

  • Allie McCain

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    November 1, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Allie McCain

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    October 29, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    I like to keep it simple with leash manners…..”this way”, “Don’t pull”, and “easy” (easy means slow down or inside—-turn towards the dog) (or as the dogs progress just pumps) I try to use cues tat can transition off leash, next to bikes, for runners or people riding horses, all are proceeded by the dogs name and followed by a leash correction on harness or collar (depending on the level) or an ecollar correction. I use “wait” imstead of “hold up” but i think it means the same thing….I dont like to just use the dog’s name….i feel like it is an opened ended conversation and can be confusing given the other uses of command structure

  • Allie McCain

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    February 12, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    We didn’t intentionally plan to have “heel” work like this….in fact she is not in a heel command….but…since she is so used to working of the leg it is really helping her! We will fade off of the physical help….as Brian is ready, he is a bit hesitant to “set her free”. This is their project because Rogue was being left out as Storm was progressing in her training and dock diving etc…..but I actually plan on helping him teach it the same way I would teach a horse….driving on a long line, with the ability to move behind the cart to either side. This way she can have help and become used to verbal commands coming from behind…and learn the driving lines making her more versatile. Though it looks like most drafting and carting competitions have different classes (on leash, long leash, and driving) I like the idea of being able to sit in the cart and having her pull (driving). I know that in competitions dogs don’t use e collars etc, but since we are not competing and this is FSDT we are going to probably do phase 2 and 3 to give her more freedom, so she will learn to drive and draft. I went down the rabbit hole when we started this and I think I want to just play with it and see how far she can take it.

  • Allie McCain

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    December 21, 2020 at 12:37 am

    Hey! I love the Italian basket muzzles with frozen peanut butter on the front to help dogs stay in the muzzle and occupied….its a great way to muzzle break them slowly, but I have also used it in an emergency, for transporting….I don’t know how well it would fly for a vet visit but I thought I would drop the idea here. 🙂 Im so glad these people found you!!!!!!!!!!! here is a link for the muzzle I like to start with. https://www.statelinetack.com/item/italian-basket-muzzle-tan/P01532%2009/?srccode=GPSLT&gclid=Cj0KCQiAifz-BRDjARIsAEElyGK_YlA_chl8GusSMN0CvEQHirM7fyv-FzwNh2y-jAKwk1g0fk6UTl8aAiloEALw_wcB

  • Allie McCain

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    November 26, 2020 at 1:59 am

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