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PostSubject: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:07 pm

I read on another website that January is national train your dog month.

So in the sprit of national train your dog month, what trick or behavior will everyone be teaching thier dog this month? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:25 pm

Yes I heard the same thing on Dogstardaily! Hmmm lets see... I think I'm going to work on Junior's beg stance (sitting on hind legs with front paws up) He's so goofy when he stands up like that, the poor guy doesn't have very much balance!

What about you Mike?

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:16 pm

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Yes I heard the same thing on Dogstardaily! Hmmm lets see... I think I'm going to work on Junior's beg stance (sitting on hind legs with front paws up) He's so goofy when he stands up like that, the poor guy doesn't have very much balance!

What about you Mike?
Right now I'm in seacrh for the next cool trick for Patchs. At the moment Im teaching Neka to "say her prayers" and Im working on toy names with Patchs. Once she knows and can retreve her toys by name, I'm going to teach her to put them away.

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:42 pm

Teaching a dog to "Sit Up", "Sit Pretty" or "Beg" is all about muscle memory. It took Neka almost two months to get it figured out and we worked on it 4 times a day for about 4-5 reps each session.

I started by letting her use my arm for balance. Then slowly raised my are closer to her head so her balance point would shift back and up. Then I removed my arm and just used my hand on her chest (between her frt legs). Once her hind legs figured out where her balance point was, she got it pretty fast.

With Jr you may also be able to put your hand on his back to keep him from tipping over backwards.

BTW, I also use a treat to get them interested in coming up off thier front paws.

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:58 pm

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Teaching a dog to "Sit Up", "Sit Pretty" or "Beg" is all about muscle memory. It took Neka almost two months to get it figured out and we worked on it 4 times a day for about 4-5 reps each session.

I started by letting her use my arm for balance. Then slowly raised my are closer to her head so her balance point would shift back and up. Then I removed my arm and just used my hand on her chest (between her frt legs). Once her hind legs figured out where her balance point was, she got it pretty fast.

With Jr you may also be able to put your hand on his back to keep him from tipping over backwards.

BTW, I also use a treat to get them interested in coming up off thier front paws.

Good tips, definitely will have to try them Cool

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:50 pm

Steven_L wrote:
Good tips, definitely will have to try them Cool

One more thing, when you use the treat, hold it about 12" abouve his head so he has to look Straight UP. (Like he's going to howl like a wolf). That will make him want to leave his front feet and reach for the treat. When he can do that, offer your arm or a hand to keep him up there!!!

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:00 pm

Betterdog4u wrote:
Steven_L wrote:
Good tips, definitely will have to try them Cool

One more thing, when you use the treat, hold it about 12" abouve his head so he has to look Straight UP. (Like he's going to howl like a wolf). That will make him want to leave his front feet and reach for the treat. When he can do that, offer your arm or a hand to keep him up there!!!

Oh there is no problem getting him off the floor, the trick is getting him not to JUMP, but I'm thinking the arm trick will help.

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:09 pm

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Oh there is no problem getting him off the floor, the trick is getting him not to JUMP, but I'm thinking the arm trick will help.

Patchs was just the same. She always wanted to jump. If you watch my Youtube video ( http://www.youtube.com/user/forcfed93#p/a/u/2/nGAPfLpiS54 ) from Nov. you will see that. That video was the 1st time she actually got it without my help.

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:21 pm

Betterdog4u wrote:
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Oh there is no problem getting him off the floor, the trick is getting him not to JUMP, but I'm thinking the arm trick will help.

Patchs was just the same. She always wanted to jump. If you watch my Youtube video ( http://www.youtube.com/user/forcfed93#p/a/u/2/nGAPfLpiS54 ) from Nov. you will see that. That video was the 1st time she actually got it without my help.

Oh yes, I remember that video... I think I commented on how long she chews her treats, lol. But yea thats what Junior tries to do, I got to get him to raise slowly for it to work it seems.

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:26 pm

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Oh yes, I remember that video... I think I commented on how long she chews her treats, lol. But yea thats what Junior tries to do, I got to get him to raise slowly for it to work it seems.

Yep, i remember the chewing comment!!!

The use of your hand on the chest or on his back should keep him from jumping. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:05 pm

i gonna teach miss lucy that half of the bed is actually mine! and that she doesn't need to wake me up before the alarm goes off! lol
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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:41 pm

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i gonna teach miss lucy that half of the bed is actually mine! and that she doesn't need to wake me up before the alarm goes off! lol

Good luck with those ... can you please post how you did it when you get it done!!! Just watching Ill be waiting!!!

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:33 pm

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i gonna teach miss lucy that half of the bed is actually mine! and that she doesn't need to wake me up before the alarm goes off! lol

Aww what I love about Junior is that he's so polite when sleeping on the bed, he always takes the corner and doesn't bed hog, I would love for him to wake me up when the alarm goes off though, sometimes I don't hear it! Seriously?

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:50 pm

miss lucy perfected "say please" in no time....

roll over is proving too much for her...she starts well, gets about half way there and then flips back to her starting position.....and tips?
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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:48 pm

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miss lucy perfected "say please" in no time....

roll over is proving too much for her...she starts well, gets about half way there and then flips back to her starting position.....and tips?

Here is a great you tube video. This is how Im doing it ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPH5d-VD16w

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:09 pm

Betterdog4u wrote:
lucysnewmum wrote:
miss lucy perfected "say please" in no time....

roll over is proving too much for her...she starts well, gets about half way there and then flips back to her starting position.....and tips?

Here is a great you tube video. This is how Im doing it ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPH5d-VD16w

Thats the way I know how to do it. Its sort of like shaping (or I guess it is), you praise for one step at a time.

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:23 pm

shoot! didn't see this until now..

hmm...i should start teaching my lil guy a new trick..i'll start this week!
maybe *bang!* play dead ..or roll over... that would be fun!
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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:47 pm

Neka is still working on "Say Your Prayers" but is doing pretty well.

Patchs is working on roll over and back ...

This will be the last tricks for a while, as we will polishing them and working on keying them from a distance.

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PostSubject: Re: National Train Your Dog Month!!   Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:15 pm

Great tips on sitting pretty! SammyJo has always had great balance doing that..Bandit on the other hand, can not seem to get the balance thing..he falls to the side or back. Offering the arm is a great idea. I will be trying that!
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