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    Quote Originally Posted by Nashems View Post
    that is very cool! Did you simply use a specific word every time you engaged her with a particular toy, and that repetition is enough for her to make the connection between word and toy or did you do it some other way?

    I have only had Nash for 3.5 months. He came from the shelter not knowing a single command. So far he has mastered "sit", "drop", "wait", "bed", "outside", "inside", "beg", and "come" (when off leash) and "roll over" are almost there. I am working on "fetch" and "give" (as in, give the toy back so i can throw it again) b/c he would fetch but then run past us to his bed, so we are working through that now.

    I'd love to have him select a toy already on the ground and put it in a toy box. Thing is, he doesn't really engage with the toys unless they are thrown or you tease him with them first. I need to put some thought into how to get him to pick them up when they are lying on the ground.... ??????????
    Yes we always use the same word for her toys, hubby and I decide on the name of the toy and we try really hard to use the same word every time. "Merry" is this years present and it took her only a couple of days to click. Everytime we give it to her or she chooses to pick it up we tell her how good she is with "merry". It only seems to work with toys she likes...... Katy is pretty good with items, Rope, boat, buoy, bumper....Repeat, repeat, repeat and interact, reward of food does not work, because they will drop the item. We want to keep the item in the mouth until asked for, so lots of praise and only food reward (if you must) when it is delivered in your hand and asked for.

    The pick-up and put away.....you have to work backwards. first teach to put the toy in the bin "put it in" or "bin it". Even if you give them the toy and get them to put it in. then teach them a retrieve. later teach them a wait and retrieve. So the item is lying there. I always say what the item is, hence they get to know the item. Just string it all together. Retrieve said item and put it in the bin.......Some dogs will pick up anything, just get you exited. Others you have to ask for each individual item to be put in..........I use the clicker in this. So that when they do something right I click. My dogs at present do not expect a treat after every click, mine are used to now getting a jackpot after a couple of clicks. Some people do not like my method, but it works for me
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    ive taught my dog how to ignore me, have total control over the couch and house in general, taught him how to poop everywhere i dont want him to, all pretty cool if you ask me :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post
    ive taught my dog how to ignore me, have total control over the couch and house in general, taught him how to poop everywhere i dont want him to, all pretty cool if you ask me :P
    Oh that's nothing... some of my neighbours have taught their dogs how to pull frantically on the lead when out for a walk, to bark manically at nothing, and to try and attack my dog when we walk past nice & calmly. Must have taken them AGES....

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    Coolest "trick"

    * recall out of a dog fight cheer squad. She won't join in but she does like to be part of the cheer squad (stand around and bark a lot).
    * peacekeeper - busts up a dog fight - by running between the fighting dogs. How a dog can do this without being bitten I don't know. She
    mostly does it with smaller dogs - eg if one of her friends is being harrassed by a dog she doesn't know. Won't do it with a big dog fight.

    * crawly greeting. she does this of her own accord and I encourage it. ie run full speed up to a person or dog she wants to say hello to, about 2m out - drop and crawl and at 1m - roll over for belly rub and sniff. Cracks up even dog phobic people.

    Popular things I've got her to do on command mostly
    talk - a very scary growl that can be upped to a bark but all she wants is the treat.
    roll over
    shake hands, other hand
    weaving legs
    sit pretty aka beg - took a while to build her muscle and co-ordination for this, it didn't come easy like with the big butt jack russells.
    push ups (sit drop sit drop sit drop - want to train bow-stand-bow-stand-bow-stand too but we're not there yet)

    And yesterday's trick - sit on the bathroom scales (on a towel for grip and comfort). 21.9kg

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    Molly & Rex - Basic obedience, sit, down, stand, stay, recall, fetch & drop.
    Molly - High Five & Shake (now when she wants something that any of us have she will sit there and throw you lots of high fives in hope of receiving it as a treat!)
    Rex - Roll over
    Molly & Rex - Collecting Macadamias from the tree outside, they bring them to the top of the stairs and put them in a tidy pile. Molly waits at the top, puts them in her mouth one at a time, Rex waits at the bottom to collect, brings them back up & they start all over again. Cute at first, now the sound of the nuts rolling down the stairs drives me insane.
    Rex - Soccor skills! Loves pushing his basketball around by the nose, also likes to pop them and bring them back when he's finished.
    Molly & Rex - Likes to take the pillows off my bed (which they no they're not allowed to touch) and try and sneak past whilst i'm in the shower, now i have to shower with the door ajar

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    The worst thing i taught Tessa is to smile when greeting people, I will never do that again, because she is so happy when she does it and does it only to people she likes and some react fearful to it.And we have to go through all the explanations , she means no harm, she likes you, it is her way of saying hello etc
    So it is a trick i will from now on, not teach
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    LOL
    When I was a kid a school friend of mine had a dog who smiled at people - which I didn't know! One night I stayed over at her place, sleeping on a mattress on the floor. I didn't know her dog well but around 6am or so I was woken by this massive dog, standing right over me showing me his enormous teeth about 2cm from my nose. I think I must have woken the whole neighborhood!

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    Yep that is Tessa........Kinda sad, they look for approval and get fear. At least everyone at the kennel Club know and speak happy to her
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuri_89 View Post
    Molly & Rex - Basic obedience, sit, down, stand, stay, recall, fetch & drop.
    Molly - High Five & Shake (now when she wants something that any of us have she will sit there and throw you lots of high fives in hope of receiving it as a treat!)
    Rex - Roll over
    Molly & Rex - Collecting Macadamias from the tree outside, they bring them to the top of the stairs and put them in a tidy pile. Molly waits at the top, puts them in her mouth one at a time, Rex waits at the bottom to collect, brings them back up & they start all over again. Cute at first, now the sound of the nuts rolling down the stairs drives me insane.
    Rex - Soccor skills! Loves pushing his basketball around by the nose, also likes to pop them and bring them back when he's finished.
    Molly & Rex - Likes to take the pillows off my bed (which they no they're not allowed to touch) and try and sneak past whilst i'm in the shower, now i have to shower with the door ajar
    That is hilarious what you say about Molly.

    We taught Chevy to shake paws and beg. Sometimes if we had food, she would come up and we would say to her "whado you say?" and at first she would offer a paw for shaking, then af ter we taught her to beg, she would beg.

    Anyway, eventually, if you were eating something and she wanted a piece, she would just come up and beg without asking. Or if you grabbed her lead, she would come up and beg. She actually turned it into a fairly effective communication tool like she was actually "asking" for something.

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    Kelsey the Whippet pushes a dolls pram & climbs a ladder, all done for my NDTF Cert III course.
    Gemma the Gordon does a nice send away and drop and then just the basics.
    As I mainly show these days, they do a nice 'free stack' (present themselves 4 feet square pushing into their front) when I hold two fingers up, and they also know what the word "ears" means (give the judge a happy facial expression and show of those nice rose ears.)

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