Keep at it. It sounds like the roots of the behavior you want are there. fjm's idea to make playing with a new friend the big jackpot is great.
We are lucky to be near New York City, so we have lots of venues to do all sorts of dog sports. Post some agility video if you get a chance. I would be interested to see similarities and differences to how we do it here.
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Will put some video's on as soon as I can. I only have a few runs on video, only one clear. Would love to know more about how things work there buy you. Currently I am competing within South African Dog Agility Association (SADAA) which is affiliated with FCIS. I am not yet doing Kennel Union of South Africa (KUSA) which is affiliated with FCI. KUSA is hosting the world champs next year here in South Africa. Those two bodies are the only ones that you can compete within. SADAA, only does agility, KUSA covers everything.
Curious to know about agility in USA, as my husband and I would love to move there one day.
Will update this thread with some video's later this week. I have attached one photo I have of me and my poodle competing, I am still waiting for more pictures.
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But I alter it slightly. I reward the behavior I want with what the dog likes, food, tug toy, baby voice, whatever. So when he's offering calm and relaxed (but WILLING and FRIENDLY) greeting behaviors, I'd reinforce this. No dogs (unless they know each other and play together all the time) should greet each other so excitedly. That's considered a rude greeting and I've seen innocent but overly excited or even overly playful greetings turn into fights often. In fact, I saw one yesterday when the leash slipped out of my hand as I was getting out of the car. The dog ran up to the other dog full on to engage in play and the other dog became overwhelmed and defensive. Thankfully, it was only a loud, bluffing, snark fest. The dog that went on the defense is dog friendly, when greeted politely. He's a rude greeter also though. Pot calling the kettle black, I guess.