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    Hey Megan ... what's that in Troopa's mouth ... or is it Photoshop ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    Hey Megan ... what's that in Troopa's mouth ... or is it Photoshop ??
    It's a schmacko chomp n chew. When we first got him it took him a week to get through one, now it takes a whole 1.5 hours

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    Perfect shot !! Good enough for a product advert ... 'cept I'm not a big fan of Schmackos (obviously).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    Place your outstretched arm underneath the pup's "under arms" of their front legs & "scoop" your straightened arm forward. Their legs naturally raise up off the ground/floor & they've got nowhere to go but down. Big fuss & reward. With some pups, the second you put any pressure on their upper body, they naturally resist & then you've got a tussle on your hands.
    See, GSD'd uses the same process as me. It works, give it a try.

    Use gravity, rather than against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    See, GSD'd uses the same process as me. It works, give it a try.

    Use gravity, rather than against it.
    It's pretty effective because if you do it quickly enough, it's all over before they can see it coming & set up a resistance response. All that registers is "Good Drop !!" and a tasty reward popped in their mouth. Think of it as like teaching a little child to ride a bike with training wheels on.

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    Why not just wait for the pup to drop and cue when they do it? Pups drop a lot lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Why not just wait for the pup to drop and cue when they do it? Pups drop a lot lol
    Very true Occy. It's the method I prefer ... they "offer" the behaviour & I reward each time until I gauge that they're ready to accept & understand a verbal cue.

    Unfortunately, for that method to "click", you have to be watching the pup all the time in the early stages to consistantly reward every time they drop. If the owner is time poor & has to have a more structured session, they have to have a few more methods in their "kit of bits" to achieve the goal.

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    i like the inny outty comment, made me laugh lol
    Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    It's pretty effective because if you do it quickly enough, it's all over before they can see it coming & set up a resistance response. All that registers is "Good Drop !!" and a tasty reward popped in their mouth. Think of it as like teaching a little child to ride a bike with training wheels on.
    Yeah, I think the owner mentioned that they had been doing that...to no avail, so I think maybe there could be a timing issue, or not able to be consistent enough etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    Very true Occy. It's the method I prefer ... they "offer" the behaviour & I reward each time until I gauge that they're ready to accept & understand a verbal cue.

    Unfortunately, for that method to "click", you have to be watching the pup all the time in the early stages to consistantly reward every time they drop. If the owner is time poor & has to have a more structured session, they have to have a few more methods in their "kit of bits" to achieve the goal.
    Idiot DA. I meant the above to answer this quote to Occy.

    Grrr. Nothings working today.

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