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    Garage? Don't you have a back yard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Garage? Don't you have a back yard?
    It was night time and thats where i fed him.

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    Lol. Okay Black. How did you go with his recall session?
    You really can't be backing into things or tripping over anything, that's a distraction for both you and your dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Lol. Okay Black. How did you go with his recall session?
    You really can't be backing into things or tripping over anything, that's a distraction for both you and your dog.
    Yeah it went good..Will take him down to the park 2morro for a proper session.. I just used beef flavoured raw hide that i choped up smaller.

    I seem to be having a problem with him not stay down, when i say "drop".
    He will just drop down and come straight up again, i dont reward him for it.

    And do you just say "stay" once and walk away or do you keep on inforcing it as u walk?

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    Hmmm, if you take him to the park with a long rope to work on his recall, make sure there are no other dogs or distractions, otherwise it's pointless, okay.

    If he drops perfectly on command, be beside him as he drops. Once he has dropped correctly to the ground, put a hand on the back of his shoulders to help show him you want him to stay there in that drop position. Count to a few seconds, give him praise or a treat, whatever you choose to do.
    You can lengthen the amount of time he is held in that position before giving praise treat etc as you go along. To explain, the focus is to get him to drop and stay in that position until you give him he command to either stay, sit, come, go free etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Hmmm, if you take him to the park with a long rope to work on his recall, make sure there are no other dogs or distractions, otherwise it's pointless, okay.

    If he drops perfectly on command, be beside him as he drops. Once he has dropped correctly to the ground, put a hand on the back of his shoulders to help show him you want him to stay there in that drop position. Count to a few seconds, give him praise or a treat, whatever you choose to do.
    You can lengthen the amount of time he is held in that position before giving praise treat etc as you go along. To explain, the focus is to get him to drop and stay in that position until you give him he command to either stay, sit, come, go free etc...
    Thanks!

    Just a quick picture from last night, giving me the 'eye'.

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    Aw, cute picture! Don't you love that sooky poor me face?

    By the way, to enlarge, when you put him into drop and gently place your hand on the back of his shoulders and keep him in that position, you must make sure that when you release and allow him to come up, at the right moment you give him the command to 'come up out of drop.' Use whatever command you want, but correct timing is imperative. before long it will be happening naturally because you've used the command consistently and naturally. Understand?

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    Another thing I'll enlarge on...

    Training isn't solely about training sessions where you work on one or two things each day or session.

    The best trained dogs come from ppl who basically train every minute of the day and night they spend with their dog, IYKWIM.

    Your dog sits, you command sit, your dog drops, you command drop. Your dogs comes to you, you command come...look, could go on and on, but use your dog's actions every day, everything they do which they are doing naturally as a training session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Aw, cute picture! Don't you love that sooky poor me face?

    By the way, to enlarge, when you put him into drop and gently place your hand on the back of his shoulders and keep him in that position, you must make sure that when you release and allow him to come up, at the right moment you give him the command to 'come up out of drop.' Use whatever command you want, but correct timing is imperative. before long it will be happening naturally because you've used the command consistently and naturally. Understand?
    Yeah i do, im lookign foward to sharing this new knowledge with lex! thanks.
    And sorry but another question, how do you make him sit or drop at a distance..
    liek say he was 10 meters away and i say sit and sits where he is... Lex will run up to me and then sit.

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    Lol, that's funny.

    Go back to the basics again then. Get him to sit in front of you. next time step back a metre, keep enlarging the distance slowly so her understand that sit means sit NOW, where he is. Everything must be done slowly. If something isn't right, it hasn;'t been taught right.

    Look, I DO realise that some dogs carry more intelligence than others, but in the end I strongly beleive all dogs are far more intelligent than WE give them credit for. If they are not doing something correctly the way we want them to, then WE are at fault. WE haven't taught them correctly, WE haven't found the right way for that particular dog.

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