I’d love to know which video you used to create the PVC mat for fronts. Is it on the Obedience road? Glad you and Logan are staying safe.
It is on obedience road in the fronts segment. I will run down stairs and take a photo of mine in just a few minutes to share. I think I’m going to flip the PVC to the backside of mine because he slows sometimes because of the bristly texture. She also suggests spray painting the PVC to black as you go along.I’d love to know which video you used to create the PVC mat for fronts. Is it on the Obedience road? Glad you and Logan are staying safe.
Here it is. I’m going to change to the smooth side. It will eventually be black on black. I bought 2” PVC sight unseen. 1.5” would be better. I cut holes with a knife and attached with zip ties.I’d love to know which video you used to create the PVC mat for fronts. Is it on the Obedience road? Glad you and Logan are staying safe.
I appreciate the tips! Logan can walk backwards, so that's good to know. I've been doing position changes. Another thing suggested was to get a dog balancing thing that kind of looks like a Bosu ball. Logan has a balance board. He is swimming bottom down also, but I think that will correct itself the more he swims. Someone on here (SRW) I think said he just looked like he wasn't in a hurry swimming and he probably isn't because we are just leisurely playing in the pool. I wish I knew more about field trials and such. I'll add it to the list. 😅 Logan sure loves a duck. If I put one of those in my pool, I think he would boogie. hahaNice job, thanks for the photos! I see the mat now in the background of her video for fronts and finishes. Haven't gotten that far yet.
Our obedience facility has a similar type of mat - it's made of rubber and fabric, and there are two square posts of wood fastened to each side. I will have to try it out with Atlas next time we go / see where they got those. Otherwise I will try my hand at DIY and make something similar to yours.
We have crooked fronts too-- I took Atlas to a seminar last weekend and the lady suggested some exercises for him to increase drive from his back end and tighten up his sit. One of them was practicing walking backwards so he learned to lead with his back end, and another was practicing prompt downs to sits so he would scoot his butt up. She also did a thing where she had me walk him between my legs so he was kinda in a walking squat - obv being very careful to do it short amounts at a time to build up those muscles. I looked and felt ridiculous doing it, but anything for the dogs lol