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Old 10-12-2014, 12:41 AM
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Default Oct Part 2 - Bi-Weekly Training Goals

I'm making this a thing. I'm doing it, you should too.

Post one or two training goals, that you think can be accomplished in two weeks. If you get there in a day, great! But the idea is that the goal can be reasonably accomplished within a two week timespan, because then there will be another thread. It's also meant to keep people playing, and motivated by clearly marked improvement.

Also, videos. I'm thinking 1 minute or less videos, to keep things moving (Fenzi Academy does short videos, we can too!), and so I can watch them all and see progress without spending a million years in this thread. Mine will be mainly taken with my phone, so 30 seconds tops.

We can offer feedback and encouragement and general awesomeness!

Here is my Oct Part 2 goal...

Stop the jitterbugging! Be able to get into heel position and maintain it for 5-10 seconds.

Initial video

I think she does this due to a combination of no duration built on staying in this position, and that my silence makes her think she should keep trying until I mark or reward.

Build duration on the position (potentially using an upside down feed bucket).
Start working on silence doesn't mean keep trying.
If she does jitterbug, "Oops!" and reset her.
(full disclosure, I stole the plan from Megan)

Your turn!! And remember, it's all about setting yourself up for ATTAINABLE goals so we don't all give up and be boring all winter

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Old 10-12-2014, 01:44 AM
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I'm in!

Brisbane's Goal: Hold a stable sit-up and bow position for 10 seconds.
Explanation: Briz can comfortably sit on his haunches for about 2 seconds, and is just beginning to learn how to stay down in bow position rather than bouncing back up immediately.
Plan: Work on adding a second or two, every other day. I'd like to get him up to 15 seconds but two weeks probably isn't long enough to safely build up his muscles that much.

Uly's Goal: A quiet down. Be able to relax into a down for at least 5 seconds.
Explanation: Uly jitterbugs constantly, I'm pretty sure he lacks the muscle tone to hold a quiet sit on a hard floor. Right now down means bouncing up the second his elbows hit the floor, rolling on his back, pawing frantically, or rubbing his face all over me.
Plan: Gonna capture me some downs. Also working on doggy zen and waiting until he has settled for even a second before marking and rewarding.

Ru's Goal: A ten-second stay.
Explanation: Ru stays for maybe five seconds, maybe.
Plan: Slowly, slowly building duration, maybe adding a second every day. Maybe.

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Old 10-12-2014, 02:35 AM
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Reliably press the "I Gotta Go" button to make it talk before we go out the door, every, single, freaking time.

Right now we started shaping a nose or paw punch (I specified nose at first, but he's pawing it on the ground) on command to the button. He's about 80% - we had a couple of good sessions.
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:04 AM
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I'm in.

Itztli's 1st goal- stay for up to a minute. He doesn't know stay at all yet.
Since he is a puppy and I'm working with him on quite a few things I'll add a second goal: crate up on command.
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:35 AM
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Oh, this is fun. I forgot to take a video of TOTW again :| I should do that today.

Em: Brush up on her "get me something out of the fridge" trick. I guess I need to get another tug. She loves doing it, I'm lazy, it works out.

Bloo: Proof "bow", then move on. I think I'm going to make more of an effort to try get her used to handling (grabbing legs, checking mouth, etc) without a shower of kisses. We have been working on heel position and stays lately, she's coming along beautifully. She has SO MUCH FUN doing ALL THE THINGS. It's adorable.

Shadow: Our FitPaws Peanut should be coming in within the next day or two. Shadow LOVES PEANUTS. We will begin working on conditioning with her again, and help her remember how to balance, lol.

Copper: Is just nuts. And ridiculous. I think we're going to work on getting a little lest spastic when training time comes around, she's very difficult to teach new things because she just loses her little houndy brain when she sees a kibble.

Training goals for myself: Continue exercising budgeting and saving "muscles". Also strive to do yoga 5/7 dayss this week now that my cold has mostly passed. Take the dogs out to do something fun at least 4/7 days, this week is kind of calm for the moment. I would also like to at least get one blog post dog for the FitDogs site.

Everybody will be playing Peanut games this week, but Shadow especially. Work dem muscles, doggies!

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Old 10-12-2014, 12:00 PM
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Great idea!

I've got three goals for the next two weeks!

Get a solid hand stack and hold for 30 seconds.

Plan: stack with a mirror and use a clicker to mark holding it, varying duration and all that jazz. Try to make it fun.

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Targeting with hind feet.

Plan: rewarding for movement with the hind towards the target. I really suck at this, so this will be difficult for me.

This is mainly just body conditioning, but use the ottoman to do workouts, building up to 10-15 reps per session.

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Old 10-12-2014, 12:43 PM
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I would like to get one continuous lap around Picnic Island out of Squash in front of the scooter by himself.

Before today, I didn't think it would be possible. But I think it's doable. Possibly not in two weeks, but I think in four.

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Old 10-12-2014, 01:22 PM
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Such a great idea!

  • Fade my hand in pivot from pocket hand to a flat hand held far above this head.

    He is close but sometimes still gets stuck. I would actually like to see this happen by the 18th. LOL.

  • Get to the point where he is offering rear end targeting.

    We just started working in placement going forward. So by two weeks I just want him to start putting his legs back towards the target. If he can actually target it perfectly by then awesome... But little goals right? HaHa.
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:55 PM
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Gabby: from heel, stand and stay while I walk six feet away and stand quietly for 5 seconds. Need to work up to talking.

Diego: down stay while other dogs walk within 5 feet.
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by SpringerLover View Post
Gabby: from heel, stand and stay while I walk six feet away and stand quietly for 5 seconds. Need to work up to talking.

Diego: down stay while other dogs walk within 5 feet.
Hallway work tonight? I wont be home until like 9ish.

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