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Update on Early Takeoff Syndrome (2013)

UPDATE July 2013 Early Takeoffs Linda Mecklenburg For those interested, we’ve been making some exciting progress toward understanding what causes dogs to take off for jumps inappropriately early. When I wrote the first article on “ETS” I stated that I suspected that a vision was a causative factor (please refer to my articles on this site for more information on …

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Update on Early Takeoffs in Dog Jumping

For those interested, we’ve been making some exciting progress toward understanding what causes dogs to take off for jumps inappropriately early. When I wrote the first article on “ETS” I stated that I suspected that a vision was a causative factor (please refer to my articles on this site for more information on ETS). At that time, that theory was …

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The electronics industry is constantly bombarding us with amazing new gadgets. There are so many choices these days! Joe Public is easily enticed by hype and its not difficult for the clever techno geek sales guy to make Joe believe that the latest, greatest new gizmo, with all the bells and whistles, is something he can’t live without. The techno …

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One Rear Toe On Update -2011

One Rear Toe On 2011 Update The desired wait-for-release position of the dog is two front paws on the ground; two rear paws on the contact with the dog’s top line as level as possible. Having only one rear toe on is acceptable, but not the ideal. Although this position looks similar to “two on, two off”, the training concept …

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Early Takeoffs: Breeding Concerns

  Breeding Concerns Early Takeoffs in Dog Jumping Linda Mecklenburg DVM December 2011 There is not ONE single reason why dogs take off early when jumping. As stated in my 2011 Update on Early Takeoffs article, I believe early takeoffs are caused by a vision problem and fall into three categories: 1) those caused by detectable lesions in the eye …

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Update On Early Takeoff Syndrome (2011)

 UPDATE November 2011 Early Takeoffs   Linda Mecklenburg Since the “What is Early Takeoff Syndrome?” (ETS ) article appeared in Clean Run it has become widely accepted that early takeoffs are indeed due to a vision problem (see note below). Now that there is increased awareness, it is apparent that more than one vision problem may result in early takeoffs …

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Neat Rival’s Natural Wonder OA OAJ RN AD PDI Neat is a lovely little Border Collie bitch that Linda acquired for her breeding potential. She produced a gorgeous litter of five puppies sired by Stellar in May 2006 and eight puppies in June 2007. Watch for these “supernatural” puppies in the future!Because Linda has three intact males and a busy …

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Early Takeoff Syndrome

Early takeoffs in dog jumping are often misunderstood. Without extensive experience working directly with a number of dogs that display early takeoffs, even the most seasoned professionals (both dog agility trainers and veterinarians) still do not recognize early takeoffs. They often assume early takeoffs are related to mechanical jumping skills (correctable with training) or health problems.  However, early takeoffs are …

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2007-2008 Archived News

November 08 Scottsdale AZ Stellar wins 2008 USDAA Dog Agility Masters Team Tournament Championship At the 2008 USDAA Cynosport World Games, Stellar and Linda, along with teammates Marcus Topps and Juice and Joel Lavalley and Marvel, won USDAA Dog Agility Masters Team Tournament Championship. With this win, Stellar helped both Juice and Marvel become “Triple Crown” winners which means they are among the …

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2006 – Switzerland

FCI World Championships Switzerland 2006 The 2006 AKC/USA World Team The Large Dog Team Ann Braue and Spree Marcus Topps and Juice Carrie Jones and Jive Gerry Brown and Sterling Linda Mecklenburg and Stellar Accomplishments Team Jumping Round 4th place individually (video courtesy of Agility In Motion) Team Jumping Round 2nd place with USA Team Team Overall 7th place with …

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