After watching Honey the Great Dane's video, 'learning to weave,' we decided to give it a try at the club today. Now, we're not planning to do canine freestyle, but I thought it might be fun to try to get Jackson to go through my legs. I see trainers with smaller dogs doing this all the time to get their dogs to come in fast on the recalls, but I could never visualize Jackson running through my legs! Actually, I visualized myself flat on my back if I ever tried that : ) But, now that I've seen a Great Dane doing it, I'm thinking this would be fun to try and it might keep him coming in faster on the recalls. Even now when he is trotting in, he tends to slow down as he gets close to me. Maybe this will keep his speed up.
So, we started with Step 1 today - getting him comfortable putting his head between my legs. That's as far as we got today, as you can see in the video - this may be a slow process : )
Step 2 is throwing the treat further back so he walks through my legs to get it. I'll keep you posted on how that one goes.