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    Default He Wont Do Anything

    Haii guys....
    My dog hamish wont do any tricks... he can sit and do thr rair high five but thats it i have triens everything....... he just wont do it..... i want to teach him to at least lie but hay i just need some help.... do u have any advise..

    Thankz....
    If heaven doesnt have dogs im not goin.......

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    Hi Hamish....

    Welcome!!!
    How long have you had the dog? You got him from uni fried who got him from pound? I think he needs a bit of time to sort things out and build trust with you. Walking is best way of communicating and building relationship with your dog. How about some basic training sit/come/stay/down/stand etc? Does he do it well?

    Hachna
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    Yer... my friends mum works at a uni as a vet teacher and they rescued him from the pound..... i have had him fro nearlly one year... though we think he was aboused before he was at the pound as he was all jummpy and scared for the first few weeks... he is good now though...... ummm.... he can sit come and stay but the stand and down not so well.....

    Thankz...
    If heaven doesnt have dogs im not goin.......

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    K9: Do you know much about Clicker Training? It can be a great way (possibly the best way) to train little tricks capture and shape behaviours.

    Let me know if you have any experience here or would like a couple of steps...
    Steve Courtney, K9 Pro - The K9 Professionals

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    Official Forum Trainer and Behaviourist

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    umm.... no as this is my first dog i dont no much about clicker training... i can give it a try though, when i get the chance i can go out and buy one... though what do you do with it...
    If heaven doesnt have dogs im not goin.......

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    Default Clicker Training

    There are loads of books and websites on CT that can give you lots of great tips, tricks and ideas.

    To start you get a reasonable quality clicker, we use the I Clicks, but there are many different types.

    You get a food treat pouch and add some small, moist tasty treats and get your dog when its hungry.

    The first step is to load or charge the click, this is done by simply clicking, and instantly treating your dog, the value of the treat in terms of rewards is preceded by the click, so the click gets power.

    I would do this for a few days, over say 50 - 70 very small high value treats.

    I would then teach the hand touch, this is a really valueable exercise we teach a lot of dogs and owners to do, it has a million uses.

    Its done by approaching your dog, he gives you attention, you open your palm, the one you feed with (but have no treats in it) and as he moves toward your hand, you move in slowly and touch his nose with the open palm of your hand.

    The instant touch takes place, click the clicker and then deliver a treat.

    Give this a go... Cant hurt and its fun...
    Steve Courtney, K9 Pro - The K9 Professionals

    www.k9pro.com.au

    Official Forum Trainer and Behaviourist

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    ok thankz i shal try it out..
    If heaven doesnt have dogs im not goin.......

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    i not a big fan of clicker trainer, but prefered the reward / voice modulation to encourage repeat positive behaviour, having said that despite all his training he only started to play fetch after he turned 4yrs old (his favorite is empty plastic soft drink bottles)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogkennels09 View Post
    i not a big fan of clicker trainer, but prefered the reward / voice modulation to encourage repeat positive behaviour, having said that despite all his training he only started to play fetch after he turned 4yrs old (his favorite is empty plastic soft drink bottles)
    S: It really depends on a few variables as to whether the clicker would benefit you or not, I use a lot of verbal markers but I do find the clicker helps people who are nervous as they can use the mono tone clicker to mark rather than their voice (which may pass the wrong message if they are anxious).
    Steve Courtney, K9 Pro - The K9 Professionals

    www.k9pro.com.au

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    Don't push him to do the things. Try to teach him the things during his play. Put his favorite things and ask him to do, if he did then give his favorite in reward. Thus he will learn the things easily.
    Last edited by puggerup; 10-01-2010 at 07:17 PM. Reason: Signature guidelines

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