Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Training Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-27-2013, 09:53 PM
sillysally's Avatar
sillysally sillysally is offline
Obey the Toad.
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: A hole in the bottom of the sea.
Posts: 5,033
Default Trick Training for the Excitable Dog

Jack super crazy food motivated. I never thought one could have too much food motivation until I got him. I want to do some clicker training teaching tricks but he gets VERY VERY excited and has trouble concentrating. If I use just kibble he gets bored quickly and if I use actual treats his brain falls out his ears.

Any ideas?
__________________

~Christina--Mom to:
Sally--8 yr old pit bull mix
Jack--6 yr old Labrador
Sadie & Runt--12 yr old calico DSHs
Pickles & Kiwi--3 yr old white winged parakeets
Yoda--1 yr old Quaker parrot
Solo--12 yr old Senegal parrot
Sheena--Quarter Horse--3/24/86-6/23/11--Rest Easy Sweet Girl~




Labs do it in the lake.


Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-27-2013, 10:08 PM
Oko's Avatar
Oko Oko is offline
Silence, peasants.
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 2,097
Default

Have you done any impulse control stuff with him? Like It's Yer Choice? That would be my first step if you haven't:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipT5k1gaXhc
__________________


Feist - 1 y/o Border Collie
Wesley - 3 y/o nephew derpoodle
Cleo - 13 y/o 'family dog' mini poodle
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-28-2013, 07:38 AM
Sekah's Avatar
Sekah Sekah is offline
The Monster.
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,265
Default

^ Agree. But there's gotta be some intermediary foods that fall somewhere between "gets bored" and "loses mind".
__________________

Cheynat's O' Lady Midnight CD RE ADC SGDC FDCh-S CGN HIC, Esq.
Megatron, Heat Vampire
Ci Da: Good Dog
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-28-2013, 09:10 AM
Taqroy's Avatar
Taqroy Taqroy is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,556
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sekah View Post
^ Agree. But there's gotta be some intermediary foods that fall somewhere between "gets bored" and "loses mind".
Agreed. Or use mostly kibble and spice it up with a few awesome treats? Intermittent reinforcement with the good stuff may keep him into the game.
__________________


I have a blog!! TeamShortLegs - Last updated 10/13/2013
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-28-2013, 11:08 AM
Maxy24's Avatar
Maxy24 Maxy24 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 7,834
Default

Would he lose his mind as much if you didn't actually have food in your hand? so like shape him as opposed to luring? Or would he just get frustrated?
__________________
~Erin~



Thank you ~Dixie's Mom~ for my awesome siggy!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-29-2013, 09:41 PM
ihartgonzo's Avatar
ihartgonzo ihartgonzo is offline
and Fozzie B!
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,903
Default

You can mix a cup of kibble with a few high value treats, like cubes of cheese and hotdogs. Add a splash of water, mix it up, and put it in the fridge overnight.

I would use a clicker if you aren't already, do shaping and target training instead of sticking exciting treats in his face! Relaxation protocol and puppy zen should help, too. Labs tend to be over the moon about treats! I know several Pit Bulls like that too.
__________________


<3 Erica, Gonzo & Fozzie
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-30-2013, 01:08 AM
skittledoo's Avatar
skittledoo skittledoo is offline
Internet Warrior Ballz?!?
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 13,599
Default

Bamm is a super excitable dog when it comes to training. He LOVES to train, but he tends to try to over think what you want him to do and he goes crazy over treat rewards.

I have found that mixing in a few yummy treats with just plain kibble really helps. I also try to avoid keeping treats visible. If he sees the treat pouch he focuses on my treats and will get frustrated. It's easier to keep my treat pouch behind me where he can't see it.

I'm definitely interested to read what other suggestions are offered...
__________________
Joey- Ibizan Hound
Cricket- Mexican Street dog (we think Xolo mix)
Bamm- BC mix
Itztli- Standard size coated Xoloitzcuintle
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-06-2013, 01:21 PM
Oko's Avatar
Oko Oko is offline
Silence, peasants.
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 2,097
Default

How're you doing with it?
__________________


Feist - 1 y/o Border Collie
Wesley - 3 y/o nephew derpoodle
Cleo - 13 y/o 'family dog' mini poodle
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-07-2013, 11:44 PM
LeonilCraig LeonilCraig is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Perth
Posts: 50
Default

Over-excitement in dogs can lead to behavior challenges. The causes of over-excitement are varied. They can have little impulse control. Impulse control is a learned behavior needing proper instruction and guidance from their favorite human.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-10-2013, 04:43 PM
sillysally's Avatar
sillysally sillysally is offline
Obey the Toad.
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: A hole in the bottom of the sea.
Posts: 5,033
Default

Just wanting everyone who responded to this that I am reading it, this past week has just been a but crazy with the bird stuff and what not.
__________________

~Christina--Mom to:
Sally--8 yr old pit bull mix
Jack--6 yr old Labrador
Sadie & Runt--12 yr old calico DSHs
Pickles & Kiwi--3 yr old white winged parakeets
Yoda--1 yr old Quaker parrot
Solo--12 yr old Senegal parrot
Sheena--Quarter Horse--3/24/86-6/23/11--Rest Easy Sweet Girl~




Labs do it in the lake.


Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:37 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site