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post #81 of 102

I need to go look for another training book.  I really enjoyed the tricks we did but it's time for something more.

 

This is one I got.  Had nothing to do with the Weim on the cover. winky.gif

post #82 of 102

haha, so I think that is a totally different book than the '50 dog tricks'. 

 

When I did a search on their computer, yours is the one that came up, but the one on the shelf I am 99% certain was a different book.

 

Edit to add: I searched online.

Yours is 51 PUPPY tricks

and Chapters was 50 DOG tricks. No wonder I was so confused.

 

I ll have to go back.

post #83 of 102

I started working through 'Train Your Dog.." with my older pup. At this point it is all way too basic and easy peasy for her. I think we need a more challenging book. I didn't realise just how much I had retained form training my first dog 14yrs ago. Once I got going with Dorky-Doo, we just seem to sail along.

As of last night she can 'sit', 'down', 'stay', 'stand', 'shake', 'shake the other', 'heel', "off", "look at me", and 'go'.  with verbal and/or hand sign.

I'm tempted to skip to the end teachings, but I keep telling myself I chose this book for a reason, so just see it through form the beginning.

 

I would also like to teach her to heel when I step off with my left leg, and stay put when I step off with my right. I saw that on youtube and it looks like a fun thing for a dog to know.

 

I'll p/u the puppy trick book next time we are out. I would like to work through it as tricks are what Dorky-Do excells at. She is a comical clown who loves to perform.

 

I do like the book for someone just starting out, or is stuck.

It will be perfect for DD and her pup to work through, especially since it comes with DVD.

Her pup will be a bit harder to train as she was 'heavy-handed' by someone in her previous life and is skittish and appologetic about everything.  Just getting her to make eye contact is hard.

She is also a little circus clown, but only on her own terms.

post #84 of 102

 

 

post #85 of 102

We are the new owners of a 7 week old mixed-pit puppy.  This is the first dog we've had as a family.  Our kids are loving it.

 

We are working on training him to play more gentle with the children, to chew only on his chew toys, to walk on a leash, and to let us know when he has to use the bathroom so that he can go outside.  As far as the house training goes, he's had amazingly good instincts so far...we've only had a couple of isolated incidents which I believe are related to a loose stool situation that we're dealing with.

 

He seems to be fairly mild mannered and sweet.

post #86 of 102

On Tuesday we will be picking up our two new puppies. :) They are solid blue merle Australian Shepherds, one boy, one girl.  We haven't completely decided on their names yet, but they are SO cute!!  They will be 7 weeks old when we get them.  I can't wait to pick them up! 

 

Here is the girl, she has a lighter face and longer fur http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/ShyGecko/4a28d29a.jpg 

 

Here is the boy, he has a darker face and shorter fur  http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/ShyGecko/1e41b212.jpg

(he was dead asleep in DS's arms in that picture, so cute!)

post #87 of 102

Congrats on your new puppies. I could only view on of the pics, your little boy, so cute.

 

My puppy is about to turn 9 months old, I can't believe how quickly the time has flown by, and how big my guy has grown. Here's a photo of him taken today.

 

oscar9months.jpg

 

Sorry the photo came out so large.

post #88 of 102
Love the pics, all your babies are gorgeous. I'll have to find one of our German shepherd puppy to post.
post #89 of 102

500

 

 

She is about 10 weeks here 

post #90 of 102
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She is about 10 weeks here 



OMG, she is just precious! 

post #91 of 102

Thanks :)

post #92 of 102

Hi!  Can I join?

 

I have a 9 month old black lab/golden retriever mix. 

 

He's sweet and easy going, and really smart.  BUT, despite my intentions, we've done a lousy job of socializing him.  We live in the country, and had a baby a few weeks after we got him.  I took him to the Farmer's market and things in the beginning, but then we just stayed home too much, and didn't have a lot of company.  So, he's skittish of new things, and growls at new people.  I took him to a trainer, and we've got him under control in public now, but when people come to our house, ack!.  We have a lot of training to do. He's not agressive, but he sure looks it to people who don't speak "dog".  We've not lived here long, and we don't have many neighbors, and he doesn't growl at the same person twice, so...it's hard to work with him on this.

 

He's fun around the house, though, and I'm amazed at how low-drive he is.  My last dog was a mix of herding breeds...yeah.  I just bought the puppy tricks book mentioned up thread, and I think we'll have a lot of fun with that! 

 

I do have a question about training.  So, he's pretty smart, and he knows a lot, but how do I MAKE him when he doesn't want to?  Is it all about proofing, and continually upping the distractions?  And how much should I expect out of him now?  Is he too young to be reliable yet? 

post #93 of 102


Cute puppy Arduinna!

 

I haven't been posting to this thread since Asia's such a big girl now.
 

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Originally Posted by Just1More 

 

I do have a question about training.  So, he's pretty smart, and he knows a lot, but how do I MAKE him when he doesn't want to?  Is it all about proofing, and continually upping the distractions?  And how much should I expect out of him now?  Is he too young to be reliable yet? 



Make him work on tricks?  Make the reward worth his time.  My dog loves training because she gets a good reward (in her mind at least).  It depends on the dog as to what that reward will be.  At 9 months, he should be able to do some things consistently (sit, stay, those type of requests).

 

post #94 of 102

No, he loves to work for me.  In fact, he'll bounce around the house looking at me and heeling beautifully, but I can't treat him all day...I have stuff I need to do. 

 

Should I just put him in his crate or in the kennel or something?  Seems sad not to have him out, but then he won't do what I ask.  Like, if he knows I have hot dogs, he'll come right away, but not if he knows I don't.  I've taken to trying to have a pocketful of something dog yummy, so I can give him more treats and reinforce good behavior.  Seems like a bad idea overall because he will just sit there looking at me if he knows I have something.  Sometimes he'll start running through every thing he knows to do.  If I don't give him something, eventually he'll run off and do something else, like chew up rawhide or annoy my old dog, but he won't just hang out for long.

 

So, he knows (well) a pretty good handful of commands, but he won't do them unless he wants to.  Thoughts?

 

 

post #95 of 102

That's the downside of rewarding with treats.  My dog's big on praise so we do that alot.  And I alternate treats with no treats when we're working.  Once she has something down pat, I stop using food.  I also don't reward for her doing something without me asking beyond a "good girl". 

 

I wouldn't keep him in the crate all day, he needs to learn that he can just hang out and not get any treat.  I'd make sure he has plenty of toys out and gets plenty of exercise and back off with the treats.  And make him work for everything; sitting before petting, etc.  That's what I would do anyways.

post #96 of 102

So, once he knows something, how do I make him do it if I don't use a food lure?  I'm struggling with physical correction...there are so many opinions, and I'm trying to figure out how to get him to do it when he doesn't want to.

 

Like, a simple one, he's distracted by my older dog, say, getting a drink.  He wants to bully her out of the way, so I tell him to come.  He won't.  He's not overly excited or anything, he just doesn't want to.  I've started having him drag a leash so I can jerk it, but then I wonder about that?

 

What do you do when your dog knows full well what to do, but won't?
 

post #97 of 102

What constitues "down pat"? And, how much can I expect out of a (very smart) 9 month old puppy, anyway?

post #98 of 102

Down pat = you give him a command and he follows it.  As in you say "Sit" and he sits. 

post #99 of 102

We have a four year old Border/Wheaten Terrier mix, adopted at age 2, and a brand new five week old Golden Retriever puppy, who came home on Saturday. orngbiggrin.gif

post #100 of 102
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We have a four year old Border/Wheaten Terrier mix, adopted at age 2, and a brand new five week old Golden Retriever puppy, who came home on Saturday. orngbiggrin.gif



Congrats on your new puppy. As your puppy is still very young, generally a puppy shouldn't be separated from its mama and litter until at least 8 weeks, you will need to do lots of socialization with him/her. I think this link on developmental stages is very helpful.

 

Enjoy your new little one!

 

 

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