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Old 04-04-2017, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sensitive dogs.

Here is a short vid. Th concept is testing sensitivity.
I would appreciate your views on each dogs reaction if you would be so kind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zp6gscbzZM
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Old 04-04-2017, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here is a short vid. Th concept is testing sensitivity.
I would appreciate your views on each dogs reaction if you would be so kind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zp6gscbzZM

They look ready to go to me Matt... I like what I see
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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cool, thanks Brian

Here is the follow up test, this is their first real luring session

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFVPdvfNHD0&t=736s
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Old 04-05-2017, 01:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Sensitive dogs.

nice !

i was looking at it as a two step process
1. initial reaction when approaching
2. reaction after being handled with both hands
was that the plan you had ?
are you looking for details or overall ranking ?

...i've been told i tend to overthink things //lol//

i also like that you tried to be consistent with each
- same calls
- same body positioning
- starting at the same place
...yada yada

haven't watched the follow up yet.

would u agree the first vid is also step one in training the lure ?
show food in the hand, dog comes to hand and is rewarded ?
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Thanks Rick
Yes all you say is correct.
I'm looking for details and ranking.
The food in the hand is to see which pups if any would push into my leg to get the food. Second vid has lure and my conclusion. I am looking for others opinions as I am useless with sensitive dogs and probably am also shit at recognizing them, which is probably why I am useless with them.
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks Rick
Yes all you say is correct.
I'm looking for details and ranking.
The food in the hand is to see which pups if any would push into my leg to get the food. Second vid has lure and my conclusion. I am looking for others opinions as I am useless with sensitive dogs and probably am also shit at recognizing them, which is probably why I am useless with them.

Matt for what its worth...I probably worked with on the order of 40 ish puppies in 2016. At varying stages of development. I have to say that as time went along there were some in that group that remained consistent in temperament the entire time and then there were those that flattened out some dramatically. I saw it at various ages but the place I start to see it most is at the 4-7 months range. Not scientific by any means just observation and constantly trying to develop work arounds for that. I haven't been successful with that end so much in so far as preventing it environmentally. Something happens in the hard wiring as best I can tell ... maybe there are others who can give a more scientific reason. I had one pup from a litter that showed me his hand when he was like 1 week old and it stuck with him ... I kept him myself because I didnt like it. Im working with him now to try to overcome some of the symptoms of less than desirable nerve and just overly sensitive. I wish I had done a video log of this puppy. But I get busy and blow off the video thing to much Im old school and I always think of it AFTER lol
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Thanks Brian. I vid everything for my own records more than anything else as I am very forgetful.
None of the pups are environmentally sensitive it's just one that appears to be handler pressure sensitive. It just so happens that this is the pup I want to keep for me. i will probs keep two others and train them. Probably the two black pups that have very bully temperaments in that respect. The fluffy female I think I am going to find very difficult to get the best out of, hopefully during the learning process (for me) I won't **** her up.
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Thanks Brian. I vid everything for my own records more than anything else as I am very forgetful.
None of the pups are environmentally sensitive it's just one that appears to be handler pressure sensitive. It just so happens that this is the pup I want to keep for me. i will probs keep two others and train them. Probably the two black pups that have very bully temperaments in that respect. The fluffy female I think I am going to find very difficult to get the best out of, hopefully during the learning process (for me) I won't **** her up.

my best advice for those you see that kind of weakness in is to go slow and start everything at a distance and work closer as you go along. I have never been able to eliminate it all together. I can get the dog to a level of proficiency but there will always be holes in the dogs work. BUT im just hard headed enough to keep forging ahead lol
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I don't actually see handler sensitivity as a weakness, just something I have to learn how to work with.
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I don't actually see handler sensitivity as a weakness, just something I have to learn how to work with.
Its not until the dog has to perform under pressure... game changer.
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