Back several years ago the purpose of this blog was to teach Bentley running contacts. We gave up on that when he gained confidence and just jumped them constantly (not to mention we didn't have any idea what we were doing!) and went back to 2o2o thinking that if we set clearer criteria, we would have more success. We did for quite some time (probably a year or so) but, his criteria ALWAYS deteriorates at a trial, and it's morphed into not even having a 2o2o on the a-frame.
But, we can't pull him in the ring because I'm sure the fault is ours (he is ring wise, and we've done a poor job teaching the criteria). If you put Lexi in front of any raised piece of anything, and tell her "touch", she gets into a 2o2o. Bentley has no idea what to do. He tries laying on it, turning around the other way (2off2on) etc. So it's further proof that we need to do more teaching.
So now we're teaching the criteria with his head down (to encourage him to drive to the bottom into position, a current problem) and the 2o2o.
We started in the house on a couch cushion (just barely raised off the ground) and then moved outside to a board. But, in working with him outside (we have seriously limited time because the neighbor's dogs are outside 99% of the time), I think he understands the nose down, but still not the leg position. If I help him get into position with my motion, he's got it, but he isn't quite there on his own.