Join Date: May 2011
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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MOP HaHa! Not all of us have a great dog like you do.
Here's my descriptions, I don't know if they are close, but here goes.
Cast refusal: Dog is running a blind. Dog sits on whistle. You need the dog to do a left angle back. Dog goes right angle back or right over. Meaning the dog from the beginning of that cast, doesn't attempt to go in the direction of the cast. Basically flips you the paw. Sometimes cast refusal will be combined with a crooked sit, where the dog isn't facing you when you whistle sit them. And sometimes can be combined with a dog that won't look at you when they whistle sit, instead looks in the direction they are going to run once you send them. And often is combined with a handler that doesn't wait for the dog to even come to a complete stop and sit, before the handler throws and arm into a cast direction without waiting at all.
Scallop: I thought dogs scalloped because of wind pushing them, or terrain changes. Strong winds that move a dog, especially on water. Or a steep side hill that makes a dog drop down a hillside or move up. But sometimes they scallop because they are really going to go in the direction they wanted to go in the beginning. But they initially took your cast and went in that direction, then slowly faded into the direction the dog wanted to go. So you whistle sit the dog, and you realize the line they've run in hasn't changed at all, they are still running on the same line. So I guess I put scalloping into 2 different categories, one that is terrain/weather driven and one that is driven by a dog that wants to go in another direction than the handler wants them to go.
So how to fix all that is the question.....
~ Stacey with Lucy and Riot, missing Hunter, Reilly, Tiger and Pennie
Wiseman Wildfire Grayling Fish On CD RA JH SHU WC "Lucy"
Thistle Rock Kicking Up a Fuss CD RA WCX ** "Riot"