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    Default How Would I Teach This Trick?

    I had an idea for a cute trick. so If I wereto point my hand at Bella in the shape of a gun, and shegoes into a beg, but with her 'hands' up. wouldnt that be adorable? how would I teach this?

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    What's cute about it? When did you say you go back to school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    What's cute about it? When did you say you go back to school?
    DA...Was that really necessary?

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    Do you understand what a bridge is and have you started to teach her that.

    If not that is the first thing you need to do.

    The second thing is, is she fully grown, I don't recommend things like this until they have grown because you are asking them to use muscles differently to their normal purpose.

    Start by teaching her to beg.
    Introduce your command
    Move away from a lure to a reward from your other hand.

    If she knows what a bridge is then I'll go into further detail.

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    Y'know, I'm beginning to get sick of some of the people on this board...
    Well I think it would be cute, and I was just asking a training question. This is a dog training board. Excuuse me...
    Last edited by Brittany; 01-25-2010 at 02:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Do you understand what a bridge is and have you started to teach her that.

    If not that is the first thing you need to do.

    The second thing is, is she fully grown, I don't recommend things like this until they have grown because you are asking them to use muscles differently to their normal purpose.

    Start by teaching her to beg.
    Introduce your command
    Move away from a lure to a reward from your other hand.

    If she knows what a bridge is then I'll go into further detail.
    She is fully grown, and I have already taught her to beg. I am going to introduce a bridge this arvo

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    Just a comment on the bridge that I find all people go wrong with.

    You are not asking her to do anything other than respond to the word, lets say yes. You don't need her attention on you, she doesn't need to be sitting.

    You just keep repeating yes - reward, yes - reward. Make sure that the food with the hand in it is not moving to the dog at the same time as you are saying yes or the food in the hand will override the spoken word. Dogs respond more to body language, especially when it's holding a treat rather than our spoken word.

    You'll know when she has got it because she could be looking at the ground and the second you say yes she swings her head up to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    DA...Was that really necessary?
    Well obviously not necessary as far as you are concerned. But YOU didn't say it, did you Dis?

    Secondly, I have not abused the OP with that comment whatsoever.
    Furthermore I'm not a saint Disney. I try to be nice to all members here, but I can only cope with so much crap before I get cranky too.

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    Fair enough DA. I guess all my aspirations of your saint hood are destroyed

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    Not an appropriate trick because a dogs body is not designed to stretch like that. She probably often paddles her front feet when she goes into a beg - thats because she is trying to get her balance.

    Why not teach BANG! instead? In BANg! The dog drop dead on its back soon as you say the word BANG!

    You need to teach drop first!

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