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    I had asked GSD but I think she and the bubbly may have become very close So was wondering if someone could talk to me more of the Trick section?
    I honestly hadn't known of the trick section before but sounds intriguing !
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    Oh and I mean competing,sorry
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    I dislike the idea ONLY because every bit of obedience is a trick. There is no difference between teaching sit, to teaching spin.

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    mmmm ok.
    So I'm assuming then that you make/train your own routine ?
    Or is there a set number or certain things you 'must' perform ?

    But you like obedience don't you Oc?
    Is it just that its termed tricks or is like a complete seperate deal type thing?

    And yes....slow tonight
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    I like training fullstop. Training a behaviour is training a behaviour. I'm using my iPhone so I might lose a finger if I try to type out a long response lol. Let's put it this way; ccd asks for a series of behaviours as does a tricks comp. I would teach both in the same way using the same methods. I would use luring, cueing, marking, backchaining, etc for each. I make obed fun for my dog. It is the negative connotations of the word obedience. Why not just call all of it training desirable behaviours?

    Ouch...finger fell off

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    Have queasy tummy & "tom tom" head from celebrating last night Chops. Rob is making big eggy & bacon breakkie cause I want to try & pass Spirit out of grade 3 in just one week this morning. She'll then be eligible to start training for trialling.

    Occy is basically correct with what they've said. Used to train Mish for a lot of TV work, so went to a special animal agency to learn the proper techniques.

    I use a clicker & lots of food when I'm teaching a new trick. You break the trick down into very tiny steps & build it up very slowly. When the dog manages to finally perform the desired action, you put the "cue" word in so they know what it means.

    Some dogs really love learning new tricks. Mish loved it when she was younger. Poor Tara just gets frustrated with the whole process, so I just tell her she's wonderful if she does ANYTHING slightly related to any type of obedience work. Spirit's brain is constantly going all the time, so she's really loved it & picked it up really quickly. I taught her "bow" for this comp in 2 days. On Friday, she stood next to me while I worked & constantly "bowed" to get a piece of what ever I was working on. After a constant hour of "bow ... reward" I had to put a stop to it. Took me a good 20 minutes to convince her "enough" though. Hope this gives you a bit of an idea of how it works.

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    Cappy was very much the same - he loved learning new things. You need to have a dog that likes to learn to do obed or tricks or agility or anything else that involves learning lol

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    Thanks guys ,sorry bout the finger Ocy and hope the head is better soon GSD

    So, basicly everything I teach by/with reward can be put in my 'trick' basket.
    Are there large classes for these types of things and do you have to do a set routine or can you do your own ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Thanks guys ,sorry bout the finger Ocy and hope the head is better soon GSD

    So, basicly everything I teach by/with reward can be put in my 'trick' basket.
    Are there large classes for these types of things and do you have to do a set routine or can you do your own ?
    Yeah, I'm "good to go" after a big cooked breakkie & a session at dog club. Too much rain, so they cancelled class eventually.

    I suppose you could think of it that way. Anything that's not your standard Obedience exercise. No classes around my area that I know of & no set routine. All the dogs that went in the tricks division did completely different things.

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    When I taught it I just taught whatever chops. It depended on what ppl wanted. Some sessions it was one behaviour broken down into several for exercises such as seek back which is ud exercise but for normal ppl is a trick lol

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