Do y'all ever get comments?

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Laurelin, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    When you're training your dog out in public?

    It was a nice day out so we hit the park. The football fields were empty so I brought out some jumps I had in my trunk and we practices recalls and stays mainly. A few 2 jump jumping patterns. Played ball with Mia- that kind of thing.

    It just tickles me how many people stopped and asked what we were doing, why we were doing that, wow they are so attentive! Etc.
     
  2. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    I will admit I don't train outside of my house so nope! No comments here.

    /hides
     
  3. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Uhm... Not really! Although we had a few nice comments yesterday about what a good dog Bodhi was, and that she was well trained. We were walking on a path called the precipice walk (for obvious reasons), and whenever people came past she came back to me and would sit up on the hill so they could pass (very narrow path). She can be good when she wants to be :p
     
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    adojrts New Member

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    Yes all the time, esp when I take a puppy or ob class into public.
     
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    BostonBanker Active Member

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    Yup. When I pull out the weave poles at home, everyone walking by stops. It doesn't bother me at all - maybe it will inspire more people to go home and work with their dogs.
     
  6. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    yup, regularly!
     
  7. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Oh yeah I definitely don't think it's a bad thing- quite the opposite. It just made me feel a little bit tickled.
     
  8. Shai

    Shai & the Muttly Crew

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    Yeah. Even at home...I mean I practice 600' off the road behind house & barn and I had a neighbor stop me while walking dogs to say "Your black one is really fast on that obstacle course you have!" lol
     
  9. MafiaPrincess

    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    I sometimes take jumps to the park. Lots of people stop to chat. I always think it's super cool :)
     
  10. Shai

    Shai & the Muttly Crew

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    Oh at the old house we had room for either about 2 jumps or 6 weaves in the backyard. Had a 6' privacy fence and when we practiced we'd have neighborhood kids lined up at the fence peering through. Always cracked me up. I think they really thought we didn't know they were there.

    Not really training, but playing around dock-diving tends to draw a crowd. Back in 2011 we took one last visit to "our" lake before we sold our house...so my last time in the state (had already moved but hubby & house were in the old state and we visited a lot). It was 4th of July weekend and my last chance to get a decent pic of Mira dock diving at our lake.

    We were there about an hour, actually jumping maybe 20 minutes. By the end there were about 50 people watching from shore including a guy playing a guitar as we jumped plus fishermen who'd pulled around then stayed out in their boat to watch instead of pulling in (there were other docks besides the one we were using).

    Just made me laugh. Mira got a lot of love when we headed up the shore but tbh it was lost on her...they'd pet and she'd just look from me to the lake and back again...
     
  11. Bahamutt99

    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

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    The most I usually get is people asking me to train their dogs next. To which I have to just laugh.
     
  12. Renee750il

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    When I'm taking Tallulah for a walk and she sits at every street crossing. Sometimes people will stop and motion us across and I explain that I'm reinforcing NOT walking in front of cars.
     
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    Not really. We don't work on anything but obedience at the park at this point, and lots of people do that around here.
    We have a chain-link fence on the street side of our yard, though, so lots of people ask where I get all the agility equipment.
     
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    Snark Mutts to you

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    Just got back from scootering at a park (sort of training, I guess - still working on building Riley's stamina and refreshing his direction commands). Usually get comments from folks walking their dogs and did have a couple stop while we were loading up the van to ask about training their dogs for scootering. Always happy to talk to people about dogs. :)
     
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    When I'm out training with Cohen I get a few people asking me how long it's taken me to teach her. Not teach her anything in particular... Just teach her. I've had her since she was 8 weeks old and I've been working with her since day one. Some of her tricks are old and some were taught literally 2 days ago, and just about everything is a work in progress. So I never know how to answer folks. I just try to emphasize that it's a long progress.
     
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    I've got a couple. I've convinced myself that by the time Yoshi dies *hopefully a long time from now* she will be good on a leash. She's great off leash. Stays off roads, doesn't jump on people, stays close to me and follows instructions. Living out in the country when I took her somewhere I'd just have her off leash near me while we hiked or I fished. But when I take her to the city she isn't horrible but she pulls. And if she isn't pulling she's whining because she's on the leash.

    I'm making slow progress with it but the neighbors ask me what I'm doing Every. Single. Time. They've seen me working with her every day this week and every day they ask what I'm doing.
     
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    Lots, yeah. People often ask if I'm a dog trainer, and if she's a service dog. Um, if she were, I'd be sad, since she just punched me in the eye for no reason at all.
     
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    With Bailey I get a lot of wow comments, but also "how did you teach her that?" Especially since I have been adding A LOT of distance to her emergency down... and practice lots of heeling, sending out to certain sides (for reibball) and RallyO stuff. As if I could come up with an answer that is going to be quick and easy...:p
    I don't like the ones who stop and watch. I don't like being watched and I usually stop training and just play ball or something :eek:

    Oh man I get that a lot :p

    this too, especially with the heelwork and e-downs :rolleyes:
     
  19. maxfox426

    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    I haven't really gone OUT to train with Morgan for a while.

    I will say, though, that when he was still really young I would take him to a park to practice on a long line, which I often had tied to my foot in order to have my hands free. Once, I had a police officer stop and watch me. I think he was about to give me a warning about having my dog off-leash, then realized what I was doing (Morgan was clearly under control), watched for a while, and then left again without a word.
     
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    On Friday, a friend and I went to the store I buy Buzz's ground raw from and I brought Bailey along. She really enjoys working when her brain is in the right place so she was giving me all kinds of fun things to reinforce. The lady at the register first asked how old she is (12.5) and hen asked if I just adopted her (no). She then asked if I'm always training, to which I replied, "yes!" I can only hope it's setting a good example!

    Although, my favorite is when Bailey's particularly "into" heeling while we're out and about as she has a wonderful concept of heel and moves in all directions quite nicely. She particularly enjoys when I try to lose her moving backwards and to the right so we do that a lot and people just have NO idea how I taught the behavior. I just say it's heeling, which should be fluent in all directions!
     

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