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For the teeter, I say "walk on" or "teeter" depending on the situation.

Curiosity question- are the teeter & dogwalk slatted or non in your Canadian venue? (sorry, I'm having a senior moment and can't remember the correct alphabet soup).
A distinct command for the teeter can matter in NADAC, because in many cases both teeter and DW are slatless.
My command for the dogwalk and the teeter is a flattened hand and lowered shoulder.

Similar to mine, it sounds like- I use a flattened hand with my elbow bent at a right angle (IOW with my forearm more-or-less lined up with the upcontact) with lowered shoulder for teeter/DW, same arm signal but a bit higher for A-frame.
For the teeter, I say "walk on" or "teeter" depending on the situation.

Curiosity question- are the teeter & dogwalk slatted or non in your Canadian venue?

Both the teeter and dogwalk are slatted (and the A-frame). By the construction specs, though, the teeter must have a wide base so that the dog can see that it's a teeter. To me, this is ridiculous - it's a training issue, just like the difference between a dogwalk and a crossover.
(Caveat: I don't have a small dog.)
(sorry, I'm having a senior moment and can't remember the correct alphabet soup).

AAC (Agility Association of Canada) think USDAA rules and you'll be close.
A distinct command for the teeter can matter in NADAC, because in many cases both teeter and DW are slatless.

This is timely. I joined a new competition work group recently, and the equipment is all slatless, so Rocky and Friday run on it all, slats or not, without a problem. Even the 6'3" A-frame doesn't have slats.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I use "walkit" for both the dogwalk and the A-frame, and either "teeter" or "push" for the teeter.

For the teeter, I say "walk on" or "teeter" depending on the situation. If it's a send out, I use ... My command for the dogwalk and the teeter is a flattened hand and lowered shoulder. Matt. Rocky's a Dog.

Yes I have seen this used a lot in the "elite class" but it seems as though novice class does use commands
more until handler and dog are a better united team.

Or so it seems.
Gwen
For the teeter, I say "walk on" or "teeter" depending ... and the teeter is a flattened hand and lowered shoulder.

Yes I have seen this used a lot in the "elite class" but it seems as though novice class does use commands more until handler and dog are a better united team.

There's a dichotomy when it comes to training a new handler new dog team, especially when the dog is fast and confident. On one hand, it's important that the dog responds to a handler that doesn't know a lot of body language. On the other hand, it's important to not confuse a confident dog by doing call-offs when it responds to inadvertant silent commands.
Or so it seems.

I see it that way, too. New to agility, I trained Rocky with a lot of verbal commands. Four years later, he responds fairly well to silent running, but not as well as Friday.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Yeah, I think you have said this before,huh?
MOST males will defer to a female in the home, but God help the naive person who counts on it.

Nothing is ABSOLUTE.
Anyone who can't tell a serious fight from all talk and movement is in for big trouble if they think it will always work out that way.

Nothing is 100%
Frankly, years of managing a pack of dogs is NOT sufficient experience to be making these kinds of statements about what dogs do.

Again, I do not just MANAGE a pack of dogs ,I deal with all sorts of dogs all the time, at pounds, shelters, rescue and have been doing so for decades.

So AGAIN, Lynn, I have lots of experience to state MY knowledgeable opinion on dog behavior, and work with dogs with problemos every day.

Another thing everyone here is voicing their opinions, USENET is not meant to be a substitute for hands on help.
Paulette~
Again, I do not just MANAGE a pack of dogs ,I deal with all sorts of dogs all the time, at pounds, shelters, rescue and have been doing so for decades.

I don't know why you keep repeating this. Either what you posts holds up under scrutiny or it does not. Posting stuff that's wrong and then saying that you've got the mostest bestest experience anywhere doesn't make what you say more correct, but it does raise the question of how you could possibly have all that experience and still get some fairly basic stuff wrong.
Another thing everyone here is voicing their opinions, USENET is not meant to be a substitute for hands on help.

Usenet really isn't supposed to be anything.

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This land belongs to you and me.
WHY? Why does she keep harping on it?
Either what you posts holds up under scrutiny or it does not.

Scrutiny from here? OH PLEASE
Posting stuff that's wrong and then saying that you've got the mostest bestest experience anywhere doesn't make what you say more correct, but it does raise the question of how you could possibly have all that experience and still get some fairly basic stuff wrong.

Look it I could care a flying fig what you or anyone else hear thinks I say is wrong.
Sorry that you have such a lonely life, and that you have no compassion much for people or dogs, and have such a vindictive nature.

I know , for me and my dogs , and the dogs I work with,it is right,when I say what is going on with the dogs and how to fix it.
If you or others think what I say is wrong ,go for it with all you can.

I find it very odd however that if you or others think so little of my dog savvy, why bother to read me or post?
I NEVER read you except when yo post to me.
Why not post to me so we can IGNORE each other,huh?

Yeah a hole where everyone loves to spout forth behind their little screens.

Wonder how much they spout forth in real life?
Paulette~
Making absolute statements like these is always wrong, and giving advice based on them is dangerous and irresponsible.

Yeah, I think you have said this before,huh?

Yes, and it obviously bears repeating. Telling someone to just bring an older dog into the home, it will all be okay, falls into this category.
Again, I do not just MANAGE a pack of dogs ,I deal with all sorts of dogs all the time, at pounds, shelters, rescue and have been doing so for decades.

Nobody who actually has moved a couple of dozen dogs into shelter runs with other strange dogs in a day would make such blanket statements about how all fights start or don't start. You are able to keep your Chessie rescues separate, but that is NOT the case at most shelters - including the sorely taxed Falmouth AS facility.
So AGAIN, Lynn, I have lots of experience to state MY knowledgeable opinion on dog behavior, and work with dogs with problemos every day.

I'm sorry, but you have little to no knowledge of behavioral science and repeatedly give very, very bad advice on training, based on misunderstanding of dog behavior. You've often admitted that you do no formal training, including field work, with your own dogs or your rescue Chessies, relying on love, watchfulness, and a well-timed shout, to prevent problems. That's management, not training, not problem resolution. Not a bad thing at all, but it is very wrong to present that experience as something other than it is.
Another thing everyone here is voicing their opinions, USENET is not meant to be a substitute for hands on help.

Do you honestly not understand the difference between saying "I think .." and "get the old dog, because this is what will happen..."? Your IMO and IME hardly soften those messages when you claim to know everything there is to know.
Lynn K.
Sorely taxed? What are you talking about?
What you think of me and what I know and what I do with dogs here is the only thing that matters.
I work with dogs that noone else can or wants to deal with.

If I were you I would worry about your reputation out there. I saw how you back peddled with that woman with PB's in CA, and also got a lot of behind the scenes emails about you and how what you said was not true.
You've often admitted that you do no formal training, including field work, with your own dogs or your rescue Chessies, ... to present that experience as something other than it is.I know what I have done, can do and am doing.

Paulette~
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