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    Quote Originally Posted by inukakk View Post
    Hi grevillea47,

    Thank you! You have good observation powers! Inuk is indeed energetic. I suppose he might look heavier than he really is because he is tall. I pop him in a go-to bag sometimes when we travel in a taxi cab. He's pretty comfy.

    We're getting to the last command in the syllabus which is "Come". After which, we will practise the commands in public. How exciting!
    Oh 'inukakk' - the bit that I have highlighted from your quote - well I just -

    Heaps of Good Luck Wishes - but most of us are still trying to get that particular command right - and - we don't have your breed of pup !

    Please don't be shy with photos or supplying any other information regarding your pup !

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    Hi maddogdodge,

    Thank you so much! They really are great, if I may say so myself.

    Being unsuitable for classes didn't stop you from training Koda at home, din it? Those equipment must have cost you some. Your Aussie is so blessed to have you. In no time, he'll be chasing tunnels and hooping loops. Inuk is a looonnnng way from any agility.

    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    They sound like such gorgeous little dogs! i'm normally not really keen on small dogs, but as soon as i heard about AKK's i was instantly in love
    They look like they would make great agility dogs! I planned to compete in agility with my Australian Shepherd but he ended up becoming dog aggressive so i cant take him to classes. I've been training him at home as a hobby instead!
    When i am ready for another dog i will definitely check out that page, thanks!

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    inuk sun.jpg Here's Inuk suntanning on our balcony... He chose the sunniest spot!

    RileyJ, you don't say! Yes, I've heard it takes months or years to get that command right and even so.... We'll just say in between period of public embarrassment or.... anguish, Inuk and I will continue to soldier on, bravely. I mean, have you seen THAT video of Fenton and the herd of deer?

    Thank you for the wishes! I need that.

    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    Oh 'inukakk' - the bit that I have highlighted from your quote - well I just -

    Heaps of Good Luck Wishes - but most of us are still trying to get that particular command right - and - we don't have your breed of pup !

    Please don't be shy with photos or supplying any other information regarding your pup !

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    Quote Originally Posted by inukakk View Post
    Hi maddogdodge,

    Thank you so much! They really are great, if I may say so myself.

    Being unsuitable for classes didn't stop you from training Koda at home, din it? Those equipment must have cost you some. Your Aussie is so blessed to have you. In no time, he'll be chasing tunnels and hooping loops. Inuk is a looonnnng way from any agility.
    Thanks
    i havent spent that much on equipment cause I ended up making a lot of the equipment myself, although i did buy the tunnels and weave poles.
    Inuk will get there one day! and i am sure he'll love it! most dogs do!

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    Wow! That's so awesome!

    Any good tips for cementing the "Come" command?

    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    Thanks
    i havent spent that much on equipment cause I ended up making a lot of the equipment myself, although i did buy the tunnels and weave poles.
    Inuk will get there one day! and i am sure he'll love it! most dogs do!

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    Hi Inukakk! Lovely dog.

    Re the come command, it depends a bit on the dog too, I reckon. My previous dog was a hunting dog of sorts and it made it hard to get a reliable recall if there was anything to chase. Took us years indeed and even then it wouldn't work in certain situations. So I had expected it to take years to teach recall when I got my current dog, but instead it only took a couple of months and then a few months of reinforcing. Though I still give her treats for exceptional recalls and I've had her for 18 months now.

    My favourite article on recall is this one: The First Steps to Teaching a Reliable Recall: Kathy Sdao - Bright Spot Dog Training

    Mind you, I had the luxury of being able to teach recall off leash from day one. My dog always stayed close, checked up on me regularly and we have the most awesome, safe off leash area a couple of kilometers from our place. If you have a bolter, you'd have to take it more slowly.

    But I found that awesome treats are definitely a great start. And lots and lots of practice, especially the call and release kind.

    Good luck!

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    It also took me a while to teach Koda a reliable recall... and we are still working on it a bit.
    But when i started off i went out into a large open area with koda on a long rope, i would call him ONCE, and if he ignored it i would tug on the rope a little bit so he would come and when he did come he got plenty of pats and treats. (i think the key with rewards is to make them more 'fun' for the dog than whatever they were doing before... make them really want that reward) So i kept doing this rope technique regularly until he came every time with one call.
    Then i went to a large safe fenced in area and i let him off (at first with the long rope trailing behind him) and i continued to do the same thing.
    if he started to ignore me when he was loose, i went back to the rope technique until i felt he was ready again.
    He now has a pretty good recall, but i am still working on it with distractions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inukakk View Post
    I mean, have you seen THAT video of Fenton and the herd of deer?
    For those who haven't.... cracks me up every time! Gorgeous pup by the way!


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    lol, I am a huge Fenton fan. I watched lots of the spoof vids too.

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    Gday Beloz!

    Thank you for your tips and advice and including that instructional. It's really helpful! You must be so good at this. Off-leash isn't something I dare to try now with Inuk. We'll get there

    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    Hi Inukakk! Lovely dog.

    My favourite article on recall is this one: The First Steps to Teaching a Reliable Recall: Kathy Sdao - Bright Spot Dog Training

    But I found that awesome treats are definitely a great start. And lots and lots of practice, especially the call and release kind.

    Good luck!

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