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Old 03-29-2010, 01:10 AM
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So yesteday was Yappy Days and one of the obedience trainers around here had "obedience" demonstrations ("obedience" because it wasn't really much obedience, and the dogs weren't listening to a word they said). If their dogs didn't sit after 3 commands, they KICKED the dogs on the top of the hips, REPEATEDLY, and hard. Ugh. Even then most of them never ended up sitting.


That's abuse! Anyone seeing someone kicking a dog should report it to the authorities along with a video of it. That's outrageous! I wouldn't have been able to stand there and watch someone kicking a dog without body blocking them and giving them a serious talking to. I'd tell all those customers to take their dogs elsewhere for training. How could anyone watch someone being cruel like that to an animal?! Absolutely unconscionable!!!!
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:15 AM
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Had I been thinking quixkly instead of just staring in disbelief, I would have taken a video. I should have taken a video - I had my cell phone. The reason I didn't was a combination of "Seriosuly WTF?" and I suspect diffusion of responsibility. Also, I have to keep my OWN dog's safety in mind, and not go jump on someone with 6 aggressive GSDs with my dog in tow (who also happens to be reactive to GSDs thanks to my parent's dog...though he did awesome all day yesterday). I did, however, make a complaint to the sponsors of Yappy Days, so we'll see what happens.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:22 AM
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I did, however, make a complaint to the sponsors of Yappy Days, so we'll see what happens
Good for you! I hope something happens to protect those dogs. Yeah, I can imagine thinking WTF? In fact, I quite sure I'd be beyond imagining and would be hollering some obsenities that would make a sailor blush. LOL.
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:21 AM
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So I would like to now wear my "bad trainer" crown...

Romeo KNEW how to sit. he learned it in just a day..
Proof: YouTube - Romeo Sit. #1 dog trick challenge

but we havent been keeping up with the practice and now...well.. he forgot lol I dont blame him, after I thought he knew it we didn't really practice as often as we should have

so its back to the drawing board for us! lol
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:41 PM
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lol you missed the point I think...would he sit in any context everywhere on day one?
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:50 PM
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lol you missed the point I think...would he sit in any context everywhere on day one?
Oh no lol I didnt even read the last couple of posts til now

and no, certainly not lol he cant even remember his own name with a squirrel around
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:29 PM
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Well, if you would read the posts, including the one I took my time to write to help you on your picture thread, asking for advice on controlling excessive licking, you could possibly take off your "bad trainer crown."
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So yesteday was Yappy Days and one of the obedience trainers around here had "obedience" demonstrations ("obedience" because it wasn't really much obedience, and the dogs weren't listening to a word they said). If their dogs didn't sit after 3 commands, they KICKED the dogs on the top of the hips, REPEATEDLY, and hard. Ugh. Even then most of them never ended up sitting.

WTF? That's not training, that's abuse.


I use either the luring or capturing, depending on the dog.

"Pushing" the dogs into the sit position like a lot of people do, doesn't do a whole lot in my experience. Or they need you to touch their rear in order to sit, or at least bend over them. I find it much easier to gradually ease out a lure than a physical cue.

I'd say *most* people push the rear down, rather than the other way around. I was brought up to do that at least, and learned better methods afterward.
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I'd swear I just read in the last two weeks an easy solution to getting "sit" started.

Close yourself and the dog in a small, boring room (bathroom w/out garbage, for example?) and wait. The dog WILL sit when faced with nothing else to do - and when that happens, you're ready with the click and jackpot.

This reminds me of Pryor's quote about how she laughs when people talk about how they can't teach their dogs "Down", considering how dogs will lay down on their own eventually. :P
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:34 PM
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This reminds me of Pryor's quote about how she laughs when people talk about how they can't teach their dogs "Down", considering how dogs will lay down on their own eventually. :P
Sounds familiar.....
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