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    Default Banjo training me

    I did some trick training with Banjo tonight. I am truly very slack with that and haven't done much at all for quite a while.

    We did some 'touch' training. Which went mostly well until I moved my hand in a different position which she seemed to interpret as the hand signal for shake. Hm.

    Then she got a bit frustrated with me (I really am not very good at this) and offered me a 'spin' out of the blue. I had completely forgotten that I had started teaching her this and she reminded me!

    She's such a cutie...

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    you gotta love those moves, they dig out of their deepest recess, and throw them at you in desperation during clicker training ha ha ha.

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    Oh I totally get where you're at.

    I'm trying to train Frosty to nose target the floor but ... frequently mistakes my signal for shake hands... Or swat hands.

    And she won't nose touch the target - she wants my hand to be there. If I take it away she plays swat the target. Sigh.

    eventually I just want her to nose target the ground - which is a nutty thing to ask a dog - I'm sure "stop" would be easier.

    And then there's my mumbled signals for Drop. And Sit. She will drop if I bow (like a good japanese gentlemanly greeting). Or like a short version. And when she confuses the roll over (feet in the air style, vertical 360) with spin (feet on the ground horizontal 360)

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    God, my dog is so lazy! I decided to dedicate a training session to proofing sit/stay today. And the majority of the times, she just immediately flopped down on her belly instead. Admittedly, the weather has suddenly warmed up considerably here, so that's probably making her drowsy. But I have to really try get some enthusiasm into these sessions! We'll try again tomorrow morning when it's cooler and maybe spice things up by using tug as a reward occasionally. Unfortunately I couldn't find any liver or cooked chicken at the local supermarket, so my treats aren't particularly high value either.

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    Im using frankfurters cut into dime sized pieces. Mine seem to think its steak?

    my trying to get pohm to touch something hard enough to push it. She's way too much of a lady to be pushy! Unless its your pocket for frankfurters lol

    the heat definately not helping for the interested and can be bothered dogs.

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