Hi guys. Brian is just getting started on his training. He's not the brightest spark, so its slow going. But seriously, this slow?
for eg. Brian doesnt look on command.
So, we start, we have 10 pieces of scrummy chopped chicken. A high value treat for him.
He's watching the food, the food is being held up to my eyes, i catch a glmpse at me, i click, and feed chicken. Except.....
here's the problem. This dog does not have a clean opening mouth to shove food in fast. So there is often a long delay between click and treat, past 6 seconds. And i think the delay is losing the lesson.
After 10 attempts, he still hasnt got it. "yes" is my cue for eye contact. So as he glimpses, i click, then such a delay in treating, that we've lost the glimpse and food is being delivered way to late to mark the glimpse.
I am aware that ive never trained a dog who thinks in slow motion, moves in slow motion and has a IQ of 3.
He has no prey drive, so cant use that for a reward. Is it just a case of keep going, he'll get it in a year or what?
ITs been roughly 20 sessions of focus work, and still he is not looking.
When we are out and he's off leash, if i act hyper and silly and call him, he comes bounding toward me roughly 80% of the time. When training him to leave ducks and geese, i used the other 2 dogs so much to role model ignoring them, that he's copied them perhaps, rather than been redirected by me as i thought.
This dog is such a training challenge to me.