Weather your high up on a dog or behind him,,,,as long as you are consistant at what your doing,,,the dog will figure it out. Each position has there advantages.
I have no idea how people line /aim their dog looking straight down on it.
But then many don't understand how someone can easily move a dog from behind.
What made Buses ears drop back,,,did you tell him to sit ,,,,?
I thought you looked way better than what I would look like. I was impressed that you can stand up so quickly after squatting.:)
Veranda for me. This weather is just too nice.
Ted : just so I/we are talking about the same thing do any of these pictures depict which position you prefer
Originally Posted by Ted Shih
photos are from my personal collection and are of Clint (w/Brig), KJ Rice(w/Dora), Don Remien( w/ Hank), Charlene Keoth( w/ Lil)...
Ahhhh NO! Because none of them are at the shoulder...
Originally Posted by BonMallari
Originally Posted by Todd Caswell
Yes Todd, the head swing was the exact reason for the tap (literally just a tap) with the stick and the pick up by Tim. It is also the reason I asked the short gun on the left to come out front and be more visible.
This was the key thing I wanted to work on with that mark...look past the short gun. Watch the long gun....really watch the long gun. Do not head swing. And then I blew part of it by sending him so fast! :cool:
I agree on the rushed sends and am not the least bit surprised that everyone saw it.
I do appreciate everyone's commentary.
I definitely need to do more video and do more self-analysis.
This is my experience
Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
As for Bon's photographs, I prefer the first set to the second set. By and large, I still prefer to be a bit more forward on the dog than it is depicted in the first set. However, the set up for a send after the first, often has other considerations
I thought Chris' body position with the dog was perfect. (They get used to how they have been trained.) What I noticed is that Chris does not put his hand down on the longer retired gun on the double. He also seemed to turn off of the short retired gun on the set up where he made the big swing to get himself in position for the next mark, sooner rather than later. I usually count 2-3 seconds from the time the mark hits the ground... unless the count by the judges is quicker than that, of course. this coincides with the quick sends. But again, Bus is used to Chris' training methods...
Loved Rosie.... but where is Violet?
Chris I will have my good camera up and ready soon we will get alot more quality videos of all the guys in the group. I like to use videos for my Archery form also this is one reason why I video tape about everything for critiquing.
Thanks for answering Ted, I just wanted some clarification, Clint tells me I stand too far back too, he prefers the front shoulder like you do too..but in full disclosure, I know that only the first picture with Clint was a blind, the second set of pictures were all marks from the last series at RRiver, and I cant remember if the pics of Don,KJ and Charli were blinds or marks
Originally Posted by Ted Shih