[quote author=kizkiznobite link=topic=11447.msg216112#msg216112 date=1210925219]
It akin to that thing (i can’t remember what it is called at the moment) that happens with human babies that they test for when born – the pretend drop and they fling out arms
and yeah – when mum picks up in mouth they do the freeze – not sure about wild canines but starts to reduce in dogs when they too heavy to pick up by the neck fold
it handy in wee pups – when they getting over excited and nippy a quick lift up – tharn – then a cuddle in with a ‘settlesettle’ cue but you have to lift correctly and smoothly – one hand under bum the other splayed across the breast so thumb and little finger in armpit – palm taking the forward weight – first and ring finger supporting the shoulder joints towards the ears leaving the middle finger to rub in the V of the chest/neck – clumbers are funny when it happens because the head fold flops forward and the face is all scrunched up
think the breeder was shocked to see me do it 🙂
Am a little bit confused… (quite easy to do 😀 )
So it isn’t picking up by the scruff of the neck? That is something different is it? Because you are picking them up from underneath – but ensureing you touch a specific point on their chest ??? is that something their mothers could do ???