A recent post about problems with spinning and popping on TT caught my attention as i remember experiencing spinning with a dog years back. I remember getting a reaction similar to this one from Dr. Aycock, (I hope you dont mind me copying).
“Spinning is a horrible mess that requires understanding the genesis of the problem and skill and perfect timing to correct. If the timing is off it can make the spinning much worse. I would strongly urge you to seek a qualified experienced trainer to help you solve the problem before you launch yourself into uncharted territory trying to fix it yourself.“
Why is spinning considered so much worse and harder to deal with than other issues? I have read about unwinding the spin, but it seems this problem often shows up as the dog is learning elementary handling skills and i don’t see how you would have the tools at this stage to stop and cast the right direction quickly enough to be effective if the dog hasn’t learned this yet.
I did get through the problem before, but largely by ignoring it and simplifying. I would really appreciate a serious discussion of the causes and solutions. Is it an inheritable trait, or always handler caused? Is the use of a Pro the only answer?