Buster is so smart

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  1. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    Just a little brag, Buster is really impressing me lately.

    I've been trying to teach him to weave through my legs for months with a lure and he just hasn't got it. He chases the food but doesn't notice what he's doing.

    So I decided to try to shape it instead, it took 3 days and now he's doing it. First session I just concentrated on getting him to move once through my legs, then the next session I got him to go back the other way aswell and now he can do it 4 or 5 times and loves it. We still need to fade out the rewards, add a cue etc but he's got the general idea in his head.

    I seriously love this dog so much, he's an absolute champion.
     
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    Awesome!!! I've been on-and-off trying to teach this to Luna for a couple of years (mostly off, LOL), and have not been successful at all. Of course I started with luring, which would only work as long as I could bend over that far, and I was never able to fade the lure. Then I tried using a touch stick, which went a little easier but I still was never able to fade it. I haven't tried just freeshaping it, maybe I'll play around with it some more and see if we can make some progress.

    Incidently, I did try it with the touch stick with my friend's dog, and she learned it very quickly, faded the stick and everything. :)
     
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    Your mistakes are training you. It happens to everyone, you have to learn how to break it down into baby steps. Good job!
     
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