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    Remember the old Robinson Crusoe movie?

    I do this quite regularly:
    Point at my hubbie, say his name.
    Treat Schubert, saying his name.
    Treat Marley, saying her name.
    Reently we have started calling them TOGETHER to a different room/location.
    Causes confusion, because they know we both have food but will only give it to the dog, called.
    Sometimes it works.
    I also want them TO GO TO.... "like: Go to Michael".... Schubert understands already and quite regularly does it, as he is welcomed and cuddled profused by my husband, when he gets there.
    Schubert also does: Go to Astrid. And he finds me, anywhere on the farm.
    We try to prepare them for a bit of "search & rescue" ... at least: pointing to and going to the person
    We have some results.
    They CAN learn this.
    Takes time and lots of repetitions
    There are no paths, paths are made by walking
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    2 Schnauzers, 1 mini girl 13 months, 1 standard boy 19 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post
    thanke for the suggestions, so far i am holding a treat in my hand calling his name then getting him to sit next before he gets the treat. so far he is going great....he is picking it up quite fast, but still cant resist a distraction haha....

    but yes, no one else is involved with the training routine..... jsut me, but i do want my girlfriend and little one to be a part of it too.....
    oh, they will, rest assured. Dogs are smarter than we give credit.
    My dog knows that if my daughter commands her, he can pretty much ingore it, if my OH commands him, he may or maynot obey. depends on how confused he is by OH's inconsistant commands.
    If i command him, he does exactly as asked, as im consistent, ergo, so is he.

    Generally, i tend to 'catch' my pups coming toward me and give the command 'come' as they are just naturally coming my way. Then treat on arrival. I do this will all commands, saying down as she flops onto floor, sit as she sits etc. Just naming her behaviour outloud for the first 2 weeks.

    Look up Triangle of Temptation on here, posted by Steve from K9. One simple game that's heaps of fun for the pup and just amazed me! My pup took 2 nights to learn:
    sit, stay, wait, release. Try it, its marvelous training tool. And great fun. The pup doesnt get its being trained. It thinks its a game with a very highly prized reward at the end, its dinner!

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    And it is so critical to start very early.
    ...and I wish my dogs were a bit smarter sometimes, or: would comply more readily. They require more training and repetition than I can sometimes give.
    I cannot find the Triangle of Temp. topic. Maybe someone can help.
    Last edited by Marley; 08-22-2011 at 06:00 AM.
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    2 Schnauzers, 1 mini girl 13 months, 1 standard boy 19 months.

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    Also important Reyzor is not to reward your dog unless he has done exactly what you want him too, otherwise you get delibertely sloppy work from your dog, they are quite smart enough to quickly work out that good things only happen when they get it bang on.

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    You have call your dogs name number of times with different body languages.It will help your dog to know his name.Recall his name frequently ,then it will know his name and can respond your words.

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    What I am doing at the moment is getting Murphy to sit then I walk away telling him to sit.
    Oh by the way I am doing this isnside to stop distractions.
    I walk to the other side of the room and then I call out his name and at the same time i rais my arms out and up a little.
    He comes a running to me.
    The raising of the arms is something that I have picked up from Obedience training.
    I get Murphy to me and I reward him then I try to get him to come around me. This is the hard one, but I will work on it all the same.
    But this calling him is to get his attention focused on me. Don't worry if you look like a fool because this could very well safe your dog oneday.
    I am persisting with this and once learned I will go over it weekly to keep it imprinted in him.

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    I did not name our pup for 10 days after he came to us mainly because I was still in a state of distress after losing my best mate of many years.

    I would just call "good boy come on" - poor thing thought his name was good boy although he responded to "little dog" if he was nearby.

    I always use a higher pitch tone when calling him - just a habit of mine but seems to work.

    Then at puppy school they said to use (insert name -COME).
    He did this first off and has never not come.
    This command has saved his life already as he was chased towards the road at an offleash park by a big dog. There was a lot of traffic that day and even though the other dog kept cutting him off - on his 4th attempt he made it back to me.
    As rid said holding arms up or open is a good visual cue as well.

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    To teach dog his name first of fall you decide a good name for your pet your objective is when their name is called it response immediately. To teach pet his name you have to call his name again and again.

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