These are walkers. LOL I love a free stacked dog so we teach them with bait in the kitchen. The second they free stack when we make the noise, they get a bit. It doesn't take long to get them free stacking and holding that stack, tail wagging, for that chicken. That's the start. Then if I have one that drops the tail when too still too long (and that can be in seconds), they free stack, tail wag, walk a step or two, free stack again, repeat until time to move forward in the ring. You don't have to keep your dog perfectly still like a statue. I know judges who will dump you just for that. They are supposed to have a terrier like attitude, which means they are busy little dogs, not picture pefect still. You can get the stack and then move the dog to get the tail back, most of the time, once that first step is taken, the tail comes back up. Then you stack again. You'll notice that technique at the locals shows now that you know what to look for. It happens in small breeds alot because we have the room to move them. Can't really do that with a Dane. LOL
Good luck. I'm sure you'll get it down no time.
Lisa M. Greene
dedicated to Chis for over 25 years
The smallest breed with the biggest heart.