|Barked: Sat Dec 22, '12 8:03am PST |
|Her size probably has a lot to do with it - I have seen lots of Danes with this problem. With their long and heavy bodies, they need the extra "oomph" to get up and over so they typically take a largestrides on the up side so they have enough momentum to get over. I would go back and re-train the A-frame using stride regulators. This will help create the muscle memory and habit of taking a certain striding over the frame so that she hits the yellow constantly on both sides. I would also work on more strength and rear end conditioning exercises so she will need to use less of her energy to get herself over the frame.
Although the color theory that Aslan posted is a great and thoughtful article, it most likely has nothing to do with your situation. Yes dogs only see certain colors of the spectrum but that does not mean that things, like the bottom of the a-frame, become invisible. There may be less contrast but she will still know that it is there. I have yet to see a normal dog walk into certain colored objects because they didn't see them just because they were a certain color.
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