Training Time!

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Try rewarding from the hand on the same side as the dog. I think she may be switching because you are rewarding from the right hand, so she figures it will be easier if she just goes around to your right side.
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I am going to tape my off hand down. I had totally recited that back to you guys THAT MORNING, too.
 

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I'm working on using Reverse Luring to teach a hold and it's going pretty well. Much better than previous attempts! I only have a couple toys with me this week, all high value tugs, so he wants to grab and tug, instead of hold, but he's getting it. Next week I'll bring up my dumbbell.

I also started a chin target. My initial purpose was to use it to teach a hold, and then it was a good way to teach the RL with something easy. Turns out it's pretty adorable and he picked it up very quickly. I need to add eye contact though, because right now he's putting his head on my chin so he can stare at my hand with the treat. lol
 
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I'm working on rear feet stuffs with Squash. I had started this either earlier this year or late last year and kind of abandoned it because I wasn't patient enough. When we picked it up again he remembered more than I thought.

I'm not sure if he's really a handstand kinda guy, but we're making progress anyway. This is our most recent session (heavily edited for time to get to the money shot :p).

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With her it's just being tethered when she doesn't want to. The bowl of food just happens to be there but she responds that way even when nothing is there lol. She's vocal and opinionated and... a brat :p
Lol, exactly the way Lily would throw fits about stuff! :p
 

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I need to work on rear feet stuffs! Squashies is so cute.

Also, K9crazee your small fry is so freaking cute!!

Starting to get some distance on wraps with Lily and her chin rest and nose bumps/some licks/etc. on the dumbbell are really good... so freaking close to getting a grab here!

In other news horsefeathers likes to perch on everything and the other night she leaped with great gusto onto the coffeetable into a sit. Unfortunately her hairy butt slid and a not-so-graceful slide the four feet onto the couch occurred. Who needs to see the tv? :rofl1:
 
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I think that one of the biggest mistakes people make when training their dogs is they do not generalize the cues. Dogs study your every move and are masters of specificity, they notice everything around them.

Often, frustrated client's tell me "He listens fine in the living room but will not sit in the bedroom" or "when we are inside the house he will lie down but as soon as we go outside he doesn't listen". If this sounds familiar, you might not be generalizing the cues you are teaching your dog. When this happens, it's not that your dog is deliberately disobeying you, he/she simply may not know what you are asking them to do.

When training your dog, its important to remember this acronym KISS (keep it simple, stupid). It is up to you to make sure you are the most exciting, fun and interesting reward to be with in order to compete with all of the other environmental and life rewards and stimuli in the world and to keep training sessions short, clear, concise and fun.
 
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Attempted to teach Crystal to weave backwards through my legs (stationary), only to realize that she only knows how to spin/revers clockwise. :rolleyes: So now I have to teach her how to do it counterclockwise.

Also began perfecting normal weave, stationary and forward. It's very choppy right now (go through leg, look up for reassurance, go through leg, look up for reassurance) but it's getting better! :)
 
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Cajun is working on settling down and not being a whiny, temper tantrum throwing brat.
Which isn't something I even realized was a problem, until recently when I had her tethered to me while I was sitting at the computer, and she was like nooooo mom nooooo I'm dyyyyiiiinnnggggg.

So guess what dog, now we are practicing this EVERY DAY. :D
(And through that practice, I am finding other scenarios where she likes to throw tantrums).

My goal is simple. I guess I don't necessarily need her to "settle." I just want her to learn to deal with things and not pitch a fit with loud, sad sounds when she can't have what she wants.

This is our no-no behavior (I understand there is a bowl of cat food sitting there, but that's not our issue lol)
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That's nothing compared to Lotta. She growls when she's throwing a tantrum. Then she often also struggles and may jump up and down. So, Lotta growls if she doesn't want that something is done. She does it also when she does want something.

Lily used to throw verbal fits a lot too. I started paying her for quiet and self control and it went away fast. I was skipping to the end on certain things which wasn't fair to her and caused conflict. Part of my problem too was that it makes me laugh when they are opinionated jerks, lol.
My friend also thinks that it's funny when a dog is throwing a tantrum. :D

Here are some tricks/behaviors my friend has at least tried with Lotta:

Spin:


She was once adviced to teach one side in one training session and the other in another training session.

Bow:


Backup:


My friend has also tried what was suggested in this thread: How to teach the dog to work with her/his owner?

She has also started to teach Lotta to take and drop toys on cue. (We have a thread about it)
 

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Started revisiting the back stall a few nights ago. I want a back stall but I also kind of wanted a shoulder stall where his weight is more on my shoulders so I can be further upright. It's been a while since we worked on this but Payton not only remembered pretty quickly, but he also was very quick to climb forward toward my shoulders.

So tonight I went to work on it more and I went into a half-kneeling pose. Before I could lean over and ask him onto my back... I ended up with him standing on my leg. Not just hooking his front end onto it like he likes to do but he full-on jumped up and ONTO my leg. We've been playing around working on his balance to improve the foot stall, so this was EXCELLENT. Pretty nice little trick that I definitely did not expect him to offer.

Also I think I'll be able to eventually turn this into a vault and/or dog catch. The coveted dog catch that I have wanted for-e-ver!!


this is what we do when it is cold and dark outside. >=|
 
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Training Time

My Chihuahua who is 7 months goes every where with me. I havent started to crate train him. He has been left alone only one time for maybe a hour, when I came back; he was freaking out like he had never seen a human before. I also bring him to my moms house almost everyday because she babysits for me when I cant bring him along. Does he get confused going back and forth between the house? and, also is it too late to start crate training him? I think I feel bad leaving him in a crate for hours just seems wrong but, I have no life because Im always with Marley.
 

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baby monster trying to work out the foot stall, perching on my foam roller, and some back/shoulder stall work too.

Big bad baby Pay!
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I was not quite ready for that second back stall LOL. SURPRISE THERE'S A PAYTON ON YOUR BACK
 

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