Emergency Recall (as promised) from dr2

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  1. dr2little

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    Yes Yes yes!!!!!!!!:D

    A few words or series of words that class/private clients have come up with lately are -

    Scooby-doo
    Danger
    Pickle
    Red Zone
    You're Nakid (lol)

    The term should have some sharps in it, like the word PICKLE does, and should only be heard during ER or ER practice. It should also be easy to repeat several times in a row without getting tongue tied. ER should be practice with the same tone and urgency that you would use during a REAL EMERGENCY.:)
     
  2. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    This was a great post :) I started on it a couple of months ago, but Im not going to say what my call word is :eek:
     
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    Great post! Thanks for sharing.

    Dr2Little, is it possible to use a specific sound (versus a phrase or word) as an emergency recall? Like a dog whistle or some other object that makes a distinct noise.
     
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    I agree with your statement that no matter what the distraction, the dog should ALWAYS come to his/her name. I, personally do not believe in the "treat " as a reward in training. I give lots of praise for the reward. The harder the exercise the more praise is given. That way the dog looks to me as the "reward" not an outside source. If the exercise is not done correctly, instead of punishing the dog by not giving the " treat " I simply do not offer praise, and then patiently show the dog the correct way of doing the exercise and lots of praise when he/she gets it right.

    I also agree that teaching 2 different commands for the same exercise would be confusing to the dog.
     
  5. dr2little

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    You'd be hard pressed to have most dogs respond to praise when a highly distracting or frightening competing motivator is present.

    Conditioning a dog, or any animal to an immediate response no matter what is happening..ie, an actual emergency, is much different than a regular recall.

    The emergency recall is taught is to every dog (owner) that I train in both private training and class situations and the success rate is amazing.

    FYI, the regular recall is also taught using the dreded treats:yikes: .... which are of course faded. The results are better than any I've seen from trainers who still falsely believe that clicker/treat training is bribery.

    As for confusing, I'm actually confused as to how a dog could be confused by two different verbals...:confused: :D
     
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    You could use an tool like a whistle but the reason that I condition a verbal phrase is that you will ALWAYS have that available in an emergency.:)
     
  7. Purdue#1

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    I have a question. How would you be able to use some odd word when your dog is running near a road, something that could get it killed? In a dangerous situation like that that a person's first reaction is to yell the dog's name.
     
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    I agree. I often wonder why people have such an aversion to paying their dogs with something they really really love. Most dogs love food. Most dogs get praise anyhow so it's all fine and dandy, but I use the most effective reinforcer I can. And that does vary depending on the circumstance. If the dog is frothing at the mouth to go outside, opening the door to let him out is reward enough for sitting and waiting nicely. But for a really reliable recall, nothing beats a good piece of filet mignon. LOL. My Doberman will turn on a dime in mid chase of deer. I no longer have to use treats every time, but do from time to time...definitely....to keep him on his toes.

    I also have more than one cue for various behaviors. Most behaviors have a verbal and a hand signal. There are two cues right there for the same thing. They're pretty good at catching onto synonyms, once they get going on the learning game.
     
  9. Purdue#1

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    because your paying your dog for working for you. A treat shouldn't be pay for working. It should come with no strings attached. Thats what a treat is. I should not have to give my dog a treat every once in a while to get it to keep coming every time i call for it.
     
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    Well....when you grow up and if you ever learn about animal behavior, you'll find that that isn't how it works with animals. They're not our species and if you're smart, (which....well....) you'll go with the nature of an animal and that is to do what works for him....what has worked for eons to make him survive, reproduce and evolve. Dogs are much much much more willing to perform a behavior when there's something in it for them....just like they're much much much more willing to hunt in order to eat.

    But I will not argue further with you or anyone who insists on making things up rather than learning from behavioral science and experience and success of the greats.
     
  11. Purdue#1

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    all i asked was why you would use some stupid word that in the case of a real emergency saying the dog's name is a natural reflex, and you go off about not using treats and corrections.

    as i said before a leader, master, or dominate human or dog doesn't bribe other dogs to do something.. he tells them to do it and if they don't do it, they get corrected for their disobedience. All animals correct each other without thinking about it. Thats the way god intended it to be wether you want to believe it or not. Humans who have the ability to think and reason see it and think that is abuse, inhumane,etc.

    If you think animals don't correct each other then you are the one that needs to do the learning.
     
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    Nevermind.. I don't dare ask...
     
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    I love your posts Doc but I am going to ask my questions via pm I am not going into the ring here again.
     
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    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Can you tell me what extensive studying you've done on animals and animal behavior?
     
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    I said I would not say anything but that is not my way. Why do you ask and then go into explaing your method. We know your method and let us agree to disagree. If you are so set against training a dog this way the please don't respond to Docs threads and make it miserable for those of us who choose to listen just stay out of it. You go train your way and we all want to hear Doc.
     
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    I was going to reply to ol Prudue, but I am not. I wouldn't disrespect this thread and how good it is (before this crap started) and the good Dr.
     
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    Yes let's so respect to Doc and the great work she does.
     
  18. Purdue#1

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    Its a question. I was asking a question as to why and you went off on this rant about something else and never answered my first question. There's nothing mean about it. i was just asking, but then if you don't like people asking questions...
     
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    Hey, neato! I finally got to use the "ignore list" function:D .
     
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    Neat, huh? Ive got two people on mine right now and it really helps me to get over having to deal with them, lol. ;)
     

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