Hi this is Elise with Expert Village.com and
in this video clip we are moving on talking about how to stack your dog. We previously
talked about how to get your dog to have a good reliable stand, stay or stand wait. Sometimes
we need to actually stack the dog into position in the show ring. She what we are going to
do I, is use Tai over here and you are always going to be stacking weight, always be stacking
the dog from the dog’s right. The judges are always going to be viewing your dog from
the left so I want to be able to place his feet in position that best shows off his confirmation.
Move one foot back, the other food back in place, wait and I want the dog to hold the
position while I am doing it. Wait, wait. Tai stay. Once you think you have the dog
set up the way you want him, you can take a look. Wait and if the dog is held a position,
good boy, reward him, wait, but don’t let him get out of position until you have released
him. Okay. Good job. Now for a dog that is not used to being stacked you might want to
take it a little bit slower. This way, stand and wait. We have already gone over how to
teach them stand and wait. What you will do is pick up one foot and place it on the ground.
Once you have done that, reward your dog. We are trying to get the dog used to having
their body manipulated. Wait, wait, again we are going to pick up one foot, place it
where we want it. If the dog has held the position, good boy, wait, we are going to
give him a treat. Wait. And pick up the other foot, wait. Good boy. Wait. We’ve got one
other foot we want to place. Wait. Stay Then you can move back and take a look at your
work. Again if the dog has not moved, wait, give him a reward, wait and let them get out
of position once you have release them. Okay, good job.