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    ok so GT dose a sit naturally she will walk over to me and sit but I've tried luring her but that seams to just confuse her

    so if I use capturing will it make it harder to teach other Behaviors such as down and stand ?

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    so luring confuses the dog. Take that as read, and dont lure.

    have your treat n clicker ready, and watch n wait. You can prompt behaviour, such as start cooking dinner if your dog is the sort that plonks himself ready for anything you might drop accidentally. But dont lure.

    If you use capturing, you will rapidly go from marking a behaviour with click/treat, to naming a behaviour that is occurring right here and now, with click/treat, to using your word "sit" to que the behaviour click/treat.

    Then if you wanted to capture drop. Same process, but perhaps a little faster? as your dog has had the clicker well charged!

    Hope that makes sense. Capturing will no make it harder to teach other behaviours. The opposite in fact.

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    ok cool thanx yeah GT dose not get luring at all but she dose a lot of behaviors naturally so I think I'll be using a lot of capturing just never really used this technique before I think the hard part with be teaching her that sit dose not mean walk to me then sit

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    If you want to capture and don't want to carry your clicker in your hand 24hrs a day then I'd suggest using a bridge word such as "YES". It works the same as a clicker. You say yes then immediately give a reward. To pair these you can just say yes and give her a treat several times. She doesn't have to be performing at all. She could be walking around, sniffing the ground, playing with a toy. They idea is to pair the word with a treat, not the behaviour at this stage. You will know when she understands that "YES" means treat because as soon as you say "YES" her head will turn around to you straight away with anticipation

    I've just been teaching my foster dog how to sit and drop (he had no clue) using luring. Why do you think luring confuses her? Have you been taught how to lure? A lot of people tend to move their hand too fast for their dog and this can be confusing. You can use your hands along with luring to get a desired behaviour. Eg, use a treat lure and slowly raise it above and back behind the dog's head while cupping their bum and angling down so they can't move backwards and will feel the pressure and sit their bum. Starting at their nose works best as it gets their attention immediately

    Perhaps watch a few you tube videos on luring. I'm sure there are heaps out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pawfectionist View Post
    If you want to capture and don't want to carry your clicker in your hand 24hrs a day then I'd suggest using a bridge word such as "YES". It works the same as a clicker. You say yes then immediately give a reward. To pair these you can just say yes and give her a treat several times. She doesn't have to be performing at all. She could be walking around, sniffing the ground, playing with a toy. They idea is to pair the word with a treat, not the behaviour at this stage. You will know when she understands that "YES" means treat because as soon as you say "YES" her head will turn around to you straight away with anticipation

    I've just been teaching my foster dog how to sit and drop (he had no clue) using luring. Why do you think luring confuses her? Have you been taught how to lure? A lot of people tend to move their hand too fast for their dog and this can be confusing. You can use your hands along with luring to get a desired behaviour. Eg, use a treat lure and slowly raise it above and back behind the dog's head while cupping their bum and angling down so they can't move backwards and will feel the pressure and sit their bum. Starting at their nose works best as it gets their attention immediately

    Perhaps watch a few you tube videos on luring. I'm sure there are heaps out there.
    I do know how to lure I use to help out in puppy class it confusers her cause she dose not like following the treat she's gose well your not going to give it to me so i'm wondering off she now knows sit from capturing YEAH !

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