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    Default no ah ha moment

    I've been C & T my new 6week old puppy for a week now 5 min sections 1 once a day but we still have no ah ha moment I think she's to distracted by want to go back and play with her litter mates I've tried a few different treats and the only one she seems to eat is the meat roll my main problem is getting her away form the rest of the Litter somewhere she can concentrate I'm thinking i might have to hold back on training until she's a solo pup what do you guy's think ?

    My main worry is if I do hold back she's going to pick up some bad behaviors of mum and dad if she hasn't already mum and dad have really bad food aggression and the pup's see then and are starting to mimic thankfully I'm able to stop the pup's from doing so and they seemed to stop it now

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    You mean Click and treat?

    You can get a bit of control by putting her on lead for your session so she can't nick off back to her litter mates.

    And make sure there is a bit of a gap between the treat and the next click. Ie a lot of instructions say charge up the clicker by going click-treat-click-treat-click-treat...

    but this doesn't work unless it's more like click-treat .... click-treat ..... ie a decent break between. And then it's more fun to click something like an ear twitch or looking at you... or even click every different thing the puppy does to encourage trying stuff out... before focussing on a particular behaviour.

    And I'd proably count out maybe five or six treats and when they're gone, have a play break and then try again with five or six more treats and another play break and then stop. five minutes might actually be too long for a six week old.

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    yes I mean Click and treat thanx for the advice

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    5 minutes is as long as I would go with a 6 weeker. I would however use all meal times as a training opportunity to train.

    Use the food as a treat and teach her to focus on you.
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    and id move away from litter mates for the 5 min training session.
    The ah ha moment, comes with concentration, a smidge of it at least. And 6 weekers are not known for that trait lol

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    yeah I think I'm going to have to wait till the other dogs are gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shedeivl View Post
    My main worry is if I do hold back she's going to pick up some bad behaviors of mum and dad if she hasn't already mum and dad have really bad food aggression and the pup's see then and are starting to mimic thankfully I'm able to stop the pup's from doing so and they seemed to stop it now
    Yeah make sure they don't pick up food aggression, it's one of the main causes of dog bites to humans

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    I don't see why you have to wait until the others are gone. Just take the one you want to a separate space like the laundry or bathroom and do 10 treats in there and take her back...

    You also want to practice trading low value treats for high value ones, eg a dog biscuit or dentastix for a sardine or something like that.

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    thanx guys for the advice she's now starting to come when called :-)

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    come back and tell us how it goes once others have gone.

    I love reading about 'ah ha' moments. Awesome.

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