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Old 07-10-2010, 09:30 PM
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Default Buster is so smart

Just a little brag, Buster is really impressing me lately.

I've been trying to teach him to weave through my legs for months with a lure and he just hasn't got it. He chases the food but doesn't notice what he's doing.

So I decided to try to shape it instead, it took 3 days and now he's doing it. First session I just concentrated on getting him to move once through my legs, then the next session I got him to go back the other way aswell and now he can do it 4 or 5 times and loves it. We still need to fade out the rewards, add a cue etc but he's got the general idea in his head.

I seriously love this dog so much, he's an absolute champion.

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Old 07-11-2010, 12:43 AM
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Awesome!!! I've been on-and-off trying to teach this to Luna for a couple of years (mostly off, LOL), and have not been successful at all. Of course I started with luring, which would only work as long as I could bend over that far, and I was never able to fade the lure. Then I tried using a touch stick, which went a little easier but I still was never able to fade it. I haven't tried just freeshaping it, maybe I'll play around with it some more and see if we can make some progress.

Incidently, I did try it with the touch stick with my friend's dog, and she learned it very quickly, faded the stick and everything.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:18 PM
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Thumbs up .

Your mistakes are training you. It happens to everyone, you have to learn how to break it down into baby steps. Good job!
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