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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Can Batty do all this "tricks"?
    He is learning Beg, Walk Back and Come to a Whistle, knows Roll, Shake/High 5, Drop, Sit, Speak & Quiet, Wait at the Door, Target/Touch.

    The dog I own that lives with my father knows: Lights (Turn on/off the lights), Fetches the phone when it's ringing, Sit, Come, Stay, Drop, Roll, Beg, Dance (Spin in a circle on his hind legs), Quiet (I never taught him to speak though), Leg Weaves, Walk Back, Target, Fetch specific objects (Fetch Ball, Fetch Bone, Fetch Slipper etc), Take A Bow, Jump through a hoop, Spin (Both directions and at both sides) and go around any object.

    All of these things I taught him to do. He's now approximately 6 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Can Batty do all this "tricks"?
    Oh, if you have a problem with me or the thread, PM me and let me know or delete the thread and I will not post it again. Just be honest about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I do...Ruby is not food driven...at all!
    Oh! I didn't realise that! I just thought she was picky with her dinner

    Sorry Cleas

    I'll go through tomorrow and add in how to teach it with toys too if you like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Sure...I also try and train without treats all the time, because I honestly think it becomes a bad habit that they get food every time they "perform". Also...I am just not coordinated enough to use a clicker...don't have enough hands!
    I have a trick with my clicker, I make sure my pants are firmly fitting across the pockets and click the clicker with my wrist through the jeans.

    I phase out the clicker and use my voice once it's been learnt, I use my voice at the same time as the clicker as well. After that every once in a while I give out a treat but not every time.

    I definitely agree that the expectation of food is a bad thing to encourage!

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    Clea, the same methods can be taught using a bridging word. Which is what I prefer, goes with me everywhere. Also in a class situation I find the clicker distracting although dogs do learn to identify their own clicker in time.

    The trick to food is actually getting a training plan going and work out a schedule of reinforcement.

    So lure become reward become higher level of achievement to the point where you look for jackpots only. Most owners don't move on quick enough so very quickly the dog will only perform when it knows food is going to be offered.

    What does motivate Ruby, a tennis ball. If so all tennis balls are removed and reserved for training only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Yep...tennisballs

    we use bridge word...YES
    Just wondering something, does she follow the tennis ball if you lure her with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    yep
    Does she chase the ball or does she just like to chew it?

    If she chases it, you could lure her, mark the behavior with your word, pause for a second with her in position, then throw the ball for her to chase after

    ETA: So in effect, follow the same directions just replace the Click and Treat with "Yes" and "Chase Ball" IYKWIM?

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    mmm for the speak one i find it so difficult my Oh taught her he goes gyps "WOOF" and she goes woof!! i go gyps "WOOF" and she looks at me with her head on one side grrrrrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura77 View Post
    mmm for the speak one i find it so difficult my Oh taught her he goes gyps "WOOF" and she goes woof!! i go gyps "WOOF" and she looks at me with her head on one side grrrrrrr
    It can come down to the different tones of voice at times I think too.

    Batty will do all of his 'tricks' with me, but will only do some with hubby. Part of it is in the delivery of it too I think - mind you, this is my guesswork

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    It can come down to the different tones of voice at times I think too.

    Batty will do all of his 'tricks' with me, but will only do some with hubby. Part of it is in the delivery of it too I think - mind you, this is my guesswork
    I agree. And the aura (for want of a better word) of the person. Strength, calmness, authority eyc.

    The ones Batty doesn't do with hubby, they're the ones that need extra work. Well trained, a dog will obey the command no matter which one of you utters it. That takes a lot of time though.

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