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    Nah, these were pristine brand new ones. Some people buy smackos, we bought corks!

    Not any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    Nah, these were pristine brand new ones. Some people buy smackos, we bought corks!

    Not any more.
    S: lol ok, glad you stopped, feel better knowing that your drive work wont end up "corked".
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    Its been a while since i posted. The corks have gone. The behaviour remains.
    what i have changed, is to mimick my disinterested, unrewarding of behaviour hubby.
    He's still bringing me, tiny splinters of rubbish to throw for him, once he's popped them on my lap, i place them in the bin. game over.
    No further peeing in the house. But, i was walking tother day, playing frizbee off leash, a police dog handler came passed with his GSD, Bernie was blind to the GSD, only having eyes for the frizbee, stood their very attentive to me, because i was waiting for the other dog/owner to move on, i froze for a second, the pee started to come! He was trembling from ears to hocks. As the behaviour was outside, i was not freakin out about my floor having gallons of urinie running in cracks of floorboards, i could see the behaviour to it full. ITs anticipatory excitement, the minute the frizbee moves, the pee stopped.
    (pc plod GSD handler said, you have done excellently with his focus, that is awesome, till i pointed out, he's focussed on the frizbee i have secreted in my hood, not me!). Effect is the same though, so do i still get points? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    Its been a while since i posted. The corks have gone. The behaviour remains.
    what i have changed, is to mimick my disinterested, unrewarding of behaviour hubby.
    He's still bringing me, tiny splinters of rubbish to throw for him, once he's popped them on my lap, i place them in the bin. game over.
    S: This is the right thing to do but some dogs still get reward from your acknowledgement and will not drop the constant retrieving so keep that in mind.

    No further peeing in the house. But, i was walking tother day, playing frizbee off leash, a police dog handler came passed with his GSD, Bernie was blind to the GSD, only having eyes for the frizbee, stood their very attentive to me, because i was waiting for the other dog/owner to move on, i froze for a second, the pee started to come! He was trembling from ears to hocks. As the behaviour was outside, i was not freakin out about my floor having gallons of urinie running in cracks of floorboards, i could see the behaviour to it full. ITs anticipatory excitement, the minute the frizbee moves, the pee stopped.
    S: This could be a number of things (some I have mentioned before) but it could also be that you may not be training too much focus work and hence he isnt able to "contain" himself (so to speak) when the prey item stops.

    Focus work is also more mentally stimulating and may have a positive effect on his constant retrieve of various things.

    (pc plod GSD handler said, you have done excellently with his focus, that is awesome, till i pointed out, he's focussed on the frizbee i have secreted in my hood, not me!). Effect is the same though, so do i still get points? lol
    S: Yep you sure do lol, many people hide the item on them or simply trick the dog into thinking that they have the item on them too, but it sounds good!

    Well done!
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    Peeing has stopped.
    Retrieve is i think, exstinguishing, as the unsolicited retrieving, is slowing down, and last night, he did not bring me one thing, just snored at my feet in the lounge all night. Fingers crossed eh.

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    S: Sounds like bliss for both of you!
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    The peeing has stopped.
    The unsolicited retrievals have STOPPED, yeah!
    last night, my daugther had things given to her by the dog all night long, not ONCE did he give me owt. Sorted!

    This took strict non reinforcement. I placed whatever he popped on my lap straight into the bin. 1 month later, no longer brings me stuff.

    What also seems to of occurred, is his 'out' has gotten faster in his retrieves. As in, when i say give, before the word is finished, the item is dropped immediately.

    good result, we're happy!

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