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Discussion in 'Dog Training Forum' started by JeanC101, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Doberluv

    Doberluv Active Member

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    Great post with good examples. :hail:
     
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    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    LOL! Paul calls them resistance training dogs.

    He is convinced that I love them so much because I constantly need a challenge. I am quite pleased with how they are turning out to be honest! :p
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    Paps are def butterflies! If you like challenges you could get a JRT :p.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I had a JRT for about a week last week! I was too busy to get pictures though. :p It took a few days for Mia to realize that she wasn't going to get eaten.
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    Just a quick video of Bamm doing some tricks with my "cookie flinging" skills lol

    He was still working on getting "Speak" down perfectly.... I had taught him a "whisper" command as well and he kept getting the two mixed up.

    Doesn't he look like he could turn aggressive on me at any moment?? :rolleyes:

    YouTube - Bamm's tricks 3
     
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    Fantastic Bamm!!! That is soooooo freakin' cute! What a clever boy. Yes, he looks very aggressive and miserable doing his tricks for cookies. You should have used a choke collar or pinch collar and yanked him. Then he wouldn't need treats. Having him only perform with a choke or pinch collar is so much better than treats....he would have been so much better off.:p:rolleyes:
     
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    motherofmany Clicker Extremist

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    YouTube - Abby Tricks

    Ignore that jelly roll belly and watch the dog :lol-sign: She is still pretty excitable but I would rather watch her mature into calm focus than shut her down by hurting her. 8 months and 2 weeks old. A lab. I think she is pretty special!
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    Another Bamm trick video that we took today... please excuse the mess of our apartment... we're in the middle of packing to move to our new house... also... I know Bamm's nails are long... I hate it, but he's such a buttmunch when it comes to his feet being handled so he has to get them clipped at the vets

    Also... his "hit the lights" trick is still new... eventually I want to send him from one end of the room to the other to hit the lights, but we're still working up to that. He does better off camera but when I have the camera on he's so focused on the thing in my hand that it actually took a few takes to even get him to do it decently.

    YouTube - Bamm turns off lights
     
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    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    Bamm is soooo smart! He knows such a variety of tricks. I love his wittle face. :) So focused and excited to work.

    His nails don't even look that long... but this video is super helpful with step by step desensitizing instructions. I would hate having to go to the vet for that. I dremel weekly! addicted. YouTube - How To Clicker Train Your Dog To Enjoy Nail Clipping!
     
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    LOL! What a hilarious thread.

    My dogs haven't turned aggressive on me yet, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time ;)

    I won't ever pretend I only ever use positive reinforcement, but here's my scent hound demonstrating a fairly decent level of obedience - she's been trained with no physical corrections (oh - but she has been trained with food!);

    YouTube - Daisy's first mock trial (novice)

    Note the waggy tail :)
     
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    VERY VERY NICE!!! Well done, love seeing those happy tails!
     
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    Nice work Smeagle! Yeah, about those treats. It is surely just a matter of time before your dogs become aggressive. You can just see Daisy seething under that wagging tail and wiggly body. She is just looking happy to throw you off. :rofl1:

    She's adorable. What an attentive, happy looking dog!
     
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    I'm going to favorite that on youtube so I can give this a shot with him
     
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    Thanks for the lovely comments, everyone. The funniest bit was that we were asked to do a run out (it was our first time in the ring under trial conditions) and apparently a few of the judges said not to bother bringing the beagle over because it would be a waste of time as they only wanted good dogs for the trainee judge to judge. They ate their words when we left the ring ;)

    I like to see a little more drive and focus from her, she is capable of giving a fair bit more, but it wasn't bad for our first time in the ring. Would love to see anyone get the same level out of drive and focus from her using praise only (she has a very very high scent drive).
     
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    :rofl1: That's hilarious!!! I bet you beamed from head to toe with that!

    I agree...praise is all well and good but a high value reinforcer is usually needed to beat out the competition in motivators. And not only for focus, but focus without spoiling the drive, as with sharp correction type training. She looks pleased as punch the whole time, eager....and you just can't get that level of enthusiasm with compulsive training methods. You've done super with your Beagle baby!:)
     
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    LOL I sure did! I was mostly just relieved that we managed to get through it all haha!

    Thanks for your lovely compliments :) I know quite a few dogs that will turn themselves inside out for praise, but my beagle is not one of them haha!
     

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