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Old 06-15-2005, 11:08 AM
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I agree with Doberluv. I've been working a lot with my girls on "come". I get the yummiest treats I can--lamb and rice treats for now--and I go out into the yard with the dog on a long lead (15'-20'). I let the dog sniff and all that, and I tell the dog to sit, etc., the dog is always rewarded. I might throw a treat in the grass, and while the dog is searching for it, walk away, then suddenly yell, "COME!" (only once) and start reeling the dog in. Once the dog is near me, I make a big huge fuss over the dog, petting her, kissing her, and giving her treats. Tell me what dog wouldn't want all that? All they have to do is come and there's a party held for them.
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:52 AM
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Okay I practiced today but made mistake. I let him loose in our neighbor hood and I made sure I let him smell the treats and gave him just one for taste. Once he got outside he ignores me and the treats. He spit out his treats because he was so concentrated smelling stuff. I even praised him he just ignores me. He comes to me then passes me without stopping. I know he hears me because I can see his ears go up but his ignoring me.
The mistake I made is I repeated the same command Come here. Which I should correct this habit.
So when I caught him I talked to Toki and I said " TOki you have to slow down" for 3-4 times and I know he understands the word slow down because when I take him on walks I say that to him when I can't speed walk with him. So I let him loose again then I noticed that he started to walk slower instead of way up there. He also didn't take off and I would have to play hide and seek with him.
So in conclusion , I will train him on leash because now that is making sense to me. I don't know why that didn't hit me before. Thanks Doberluv.
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Old 06-16-2005, 03:00 AM
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Did I mentioned how smart and stubborn TOki can be. Yesterday I was playing fetch with him with out treats and when he doesn't see treats in my hand he wont give me his rope that I threw for him to fetch. So he will try to make me chase him so that we play tug a war. So then I just ignore him until he drops the rope so that I can throw. It's funny because he comes up to me with the rope and tries to trick me that his going to give it to me. After 20 minutes of me ignoring him he gets bored so he lies down and he makes sure that his rope is next to his side. So then I pretended that I threw something in the air so he had a reflex to go fetch but only took 2 steps away from where he was then looked back, he then picked up his rope and went to see what I threw. Can you belive this dog? His very stubborn, He won't play fetch until I offer him treats.
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Old 06-16-2005, 05:31 PM
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Toki is a yorkshire terrier, right? Terriers are pretty stubborn dogs, there has to be something good in it for them, which is usually a yummy treat. I train my neighbor's westhighland white terrier for them, and she could care less when I say, "Good Lucy!" and give her a pat on the back, she wants a yummy liver treat, not a "good girl," I mean, am I crazy?

What kind of treats do you use? My dogs will eat anything, but meaty treats are most rewarding. Make sure that when he comes you make a big fuss. He'll want to come when you tell him to if you praise him a lot. Terriers generally aren't too good off-leash because they turn off their ears easily and play "deaf dog" when they catch a good smell.
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Old 06-16-2005, 09:50 PM
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I had that Problem with Brownie and thats what brought me to this site....I got some great information from everybody...First I started out with brown on her leash just calling her name(wise peoples told me to never say come unless I knew for sure she was going to)When she was leashed and she came she got some hotdog(her fav.)after a couple of days doing that I took her over to the ball fields,,,,let go of the leash...and just practiced on her recall for about 15-20 mins...And today almost 3 weeks later shes doing alot alot alot better....just be patient....shell eventually get it....ooo and it helped when she did accidentally got out....And i was able to get her I gave her a treat and let her loose again(Wise peoples also told me about that)
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:18 AM
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Thanks everyone for the great info. Im gonna get Toki a retractable leash then I can start to practice. Im using a 45 inch leash and I don't think that will give him enough space
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:22 AM
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Hey doberluv, your training techniques are almost exactly the same as mine, where did you learn?
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:11 PM
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Hey doberluv, your training techniques are almost exactly the same as mine, where did you learn?
LOL. I didn't. I just experienced, trial and error and have had dogs and trained them and horses for about 40 yrs and had reasonable success with them. (I'm old as dirt. LOL) No....I've read a little bit too and a loooooong time ago studied animal behavior in school. I get really obsessed with something that I'm passionate about and I spend a long time reading, compulsively...like 6 -8 hours a day for the last several years.

I do the same with my piano. I practiced for a wedding once for 8 -10 hrs a day for 3 months and ruined both of my wrists. I tell you....I didn't get paid enough for that!
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Old 06-18-2005, 05:17 AM
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Lol.I'm like that too. But i think a little obsessive compulsive! I had a mentor, she knew an amazing amount.It was good because i got the negative/positive argument from a lady who had done both for years and switched in preference (I won't say to which though, dont want to cause an argument)
Anyways, i think you've done great for someone without a mentor, geez i would probably still have been pushing down on my chihuahua's butt whilst saying "sit" if it hadn't been for her. (I tried to train my chihuahua when i was five!)
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:06 AM
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Wow, that's great Bridey! Yes, many, many people have gone from the old, compulsive training techniques to using positive methods instead because they find out how like day and night they are, just like we did. You were very young like I was when getting interested in dogs.

I used to steal peoples' dogs on my walk home from kindergarten. My mother would have to find out who they belonged to. I was a real problem child. Finally, my parents got me a dog from the pound when I was 5. I was so into animals. I was one of those weird kids who didn't want to watch cartoons with my friends, but would leave their house to go train or play with my dog. I was a little older....like 10.

Then I got my first horse and spent all my free time with him. I had Guinea pigs, which we bred and ended up with 22 of them at one time....huge cages and we'd take them outside in the grass in a big chicken wire enclosure. I can remember going to the grocery store with my Dad and getting free lettuce and stuff from the produce man. I also had parakeets, canaries, tropical fish, two dogs and a horse.

I am so thankful to my parents for promoting my interest in animals and allowing me to have these great pets. I was one of those kids who didn't have to be reminded to clean cages or fish tanks or take care of my horse. I loved doing it all. There's just something about animals.
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