..........porcupine.........Bob Scott said::lol: @ Martin! My GSD has been trained to ignore any type of critters. My terriers, on the other hand, could keep me well fed if I liked squirrel, bird, mole, rat, etc. :lol: :wink:
LOL!Connie Sutherland said:..........porcupine.........
@ what age did you start? My Sable (6 months in 1 week) rips my arm offBob Scott said:My GSD has been trained to ignore any type of critters...
So, I'm on the right track with redirecting Sable back on, "The Walk"?Bob Scott said:We didn't give corrections, just refocused the dog on the task. Ignore bad behaviour, reward good behaviour.
I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish,Bob Scott said:I might add, Thunder has made me a big, big, big, did I say HUGE believer in very early puppy imprinting before the 12-14wk age. I've said this a gazillion times, but Thunder has had almost NO physical corrections. He was two in Janurary.
The Voice of Reason :wink:Connie Sutherland said:But now you are learning things you would not have learned the other way! ...and none of what you are learning will be useless when you have another puppy. Right?
Well, guess what? The DVD you are about to watch about basic obedience has a section on the dog focusing on you.Martin Espericueta said:I'm going to do a search on how to work with my dog to focus on me as
you've discribed on Mike's and Leerburg's forums.
I think that's where my Sable really lacks - or rather - that's the area I've
lacked in training her in.
This is good feedback and thanks for this tip...this is one of the skills I let get really bad during the winter. I spend a lot of time walking up and down my neighborhood with some dried lamb lung held up to my forehead. :lol: There's only a few degrees of seperation between dog training and your basic satanic ritual.Bob Scott said:I'm getting this visual of Connie with piece of hotdog stuck between her eyes. :lol: :lol: :lol: Sorry Connie! :wink:
The food can actually be held at your side. Sooner or later, out of frustration, the dog will make eye contact with you. IMMEDIATELY give a marker "good", clicker, whatever, and treat. Don't try for any marathon eye contact at first. A few seconds a dy is all you need till the dog really undrstands. Eventually, the dog will keep eye contact even if your hands are held out to your sides, in front of you, over the dogs head, etc.
Martin, which DVD do you have?
You are forgetting which dog I am talking about. "Sooner or later" could have been a month! :lol:Bob Scott said:I'm getting this visual of Connie with piece of hotdog stuck between her eyes. :lol: :lol: :lol: Sorry Connie! :wink:
The food can actually be held at your side. Sooner or later, out of frustration, the dog will make eye contact with you.....
Why the horrible heeling?Stacia Porter said:You know the first time the guys at SchH taught us to drop treats from our mouths to our dog I thought they were nuts. But now I see why they had us do it and I am SO thankful we started that at 4 months with him! Now a bark and hold is super easy (b/c he also had to be in a proper sit).
The drawback is that he thinks if he sits in front of me and looks really hard at my eyes a treat will magically fall from my mouth :roll: .
We have a horrible time at heeling these days, though. My doggie needs REHAB.
I believe it's: Basic Dog Obedience - Video 302 - 1 Hr. 50 Min. if I'mBob Scott said:Martin, which DVD do you have?