Tricks and Training

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  1. Finkie_Mom

    Finkie_Mom It's A Red Dog Revolution

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    Yay Classic!!! He's looking really nice.

    And Zinga looks like she's LOVING her training!

    Kimma was still EXHAUSTED from the show-n-go we went to yesterday (which is crazy to me because this dog is like NEVER tired it seems), so we only did a bit of heelwork in the yard for training today. I've added the leash because having it on in the ring yesterday threw her off quite a bit... I sort of talk about it a little here: http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172134

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46kpc1KBArk
     
  2. Finkie_Mom

    Finkie_Mom It's A Red Dog Revolution

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    Thanks! I love her expression; it's like she knows what she's doing is ridiculous, but she really wants the ham. :rofl1:
     
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    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    Lol, Elsie has the best expression ever.

    And omg nice handstand, FinkieMom!

    Zinga is soo into the heeling, I love it.
     
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    She is so cute, and enthusiastic - and quiet!

    I think your hand placement is throwing her position off. Do you compete in obedience? In AKC? (I am asking b/c I do IPO and the body position is different than for AKC) I would try to put your hand wherever you are going to have it for "real" heeling. AKA, if you are going to be holding a leash anchored to your left hip, put your hand/lure at your left hip and leave your other hand loose. I think that will scoot her back a smidge and it will make the picture more cohesive. Hope you don't mind my thoughts...

    She is very animated and has wonderful body awareness. She looks marvelous!
     
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    Good point. However, I'm expecting that she can have a heel no matter where my hand is, so that's what I'll train for. She's forward in this because she's over excited for the reward, which is fine. We are working that heel position is where my leg is and she's getting it! :)
     
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    No video yet, but tonight I started working on getting Jackson to stand up against the wall (forwards - like you would if you were being arrested, LOL) and cued it "arms up" - I couldn't think of anything better. But I was shocked how freakin' quick he caught on. Within 20 seconds, he totally understand what I wanted and was consecutively placing both paws on the wall. I think it's going to be a cute one!
     
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    Can't wait to see the video!! I've wanted to teach that forever!
     
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    DO IT!

    I was just thinking I could say "go spread 'em"... lol... that might be funnier.
     
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    Finkie_Mom It's A Red Dog Revolution

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    I'm having a bit of trouble teaching Cohen to hug a stuffed toy while sitting up, and could use some help troubleshooting it.

    She's not a very handsy dog, so it's been tough trying to get her to grasp it. She'll hook her hands around a pole (like a broom) but she doesn't really understand how to actually support the toy's weight. Right now I'm doing most of the weight supporting myself. I'll hold it up for her to grasp and feed her while she maintains position. When I stop holding the toy, gravity takes over.

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    I figure I'll just keep plugging away at it, but I'm all ears if people have any ideas. Ultimately I'd like for her to hold the toy up to her chest on her own, or even walk around with it on her back legs.
     
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    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T2ZNmepey3c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    This is longer than it should be but I didn't feel like editing it. Didgie's brain has left the building and we're working on cultivating a little self control around toys again. So far the down can be held but the barking can not be contained.

    Ohhhh herding dogs.
     
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    Working on Frog with Didgie. The idea really seemed to click with her this training session this morning, hopefully we'll have it soon!

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ANk_-Qzvbjo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    Come on people! Surely I'm not the only one training!
     
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    Finkie_Mom It's A Red Dog Revolution

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    Hahaha I was away in Missouri for 4 days last weekend LOL. I'm working on getting Kimma to roll up in a towel (to the cue, "Be a burrito!") but we're still working on holding the corner of the towel for more duration (only had 2 sessions thus far). All shaping.

    Bubbles is learning down (yes, I'm a bad dog owner and hadn't taught her that yet - I had been much more concerned with her standing properly for conformation showing and LLW LOL), Pentti and T are doing more heel work, impulse control with throwing toys/balls, and perch work. Nothing super exciting to tape there :)
     
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    Kastle is working on the backward weaving still. It's a slow process. He is flawless in flipping into position but he still needs the lure to help him get there. He really likes it though so once he understands how to do it on his own I think it will look really good.

    Limit is learning sit and down (he's teething so I'm not doing a ton with him right now, he's bleeding all over everything) and trying to teach him to actually retrieve instead of chasing and then running around with his trophy in a victory lap, dropping it 10 yards away and barking at me to come and get it. LOL I love him. He's learned how to scratch on a box at work and also how to pivot smoothly on the perch.

    Eden is just being Eden :) We've had a lot of fosters come through since we moved (been here 1 month and had 5 dogs come through on short term basis) and she's also traveled across the states with me, visiting family/friends and collecting dogs we've bought for work. She's just a social butterfly so nothing too new with her. I *am* trying to clean up her box turn and make it more consistent for her flyball tournament in October.
     
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    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    (cue Erin running around like a headless chicken)

    I just sent this to the head trainer guy at schutzhund club, it's a list of stuff related to getting Kes ready for his IPO-V in 8 weeks. o_O

    Annnnnd working on getting Aeri BH ready since her brain has returned on the field finally. I may be insane....
     

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