Education not Legislation
Doof went up a class tonight - probably didn't deserve to - he forgot how to sit!!
He did quite well - except I dunno if I like him biting my legs when we do heeling LOL
Raw meat was high enough stimulus to get him to take treats - nearly gnawed my hand off for it.
After a couple of days in Melbs running around with the huskies then the mob down at the park - all he really wanted to do was socialise - but good on him!
How old is Rufus?
I didn't know you even owned him since I read this thread.
Education not Legislation
Rufus is about 15-18 months old - initially I thought older, but his coat is changing colour quickly so 15-18 is about right. He also does puppy stuff like biting my legs when he gets excited and tearing up paper. He is a quietly dominant dog however...a standover man lol
arse biscuit nearly got himself killed today. Took off during a recall...time to get his lordship a lunge rope - no more off lead bastard features!
Frosty did that. Fooled the instructor into thinking she was all good on this one, by being perfect the first two weeks in grade five, and then the third week - nicking off - with several other dogs, and then going round each class and saying hello to all the other instructors, but keeping just out of reach of everyone. I caught her by going into the club rooms where she couldn't see me and then she followed me in (panic), and fortunately someone came in behind "Is this your dog" - FFS - grab her - she gives up when she's in confined spaces - dunno why. I do understand people being reluctant to grab dogs they don't know but most of them do know Frosty.
Dogs are not allowed in there, but it was the only confined space available. So now we do recalls with the lead still attached, having progressed from the lunge rope - which was a major distraction - blows around in the wind so she thinks its a tug toy. And if she does decide to nick off, catching her is a matter of stepping on the end of the lead because it doesn't jump out the way as fast as she does. Fortunately for me, she's not like a beagle - making a bee line away as fast as they can go.
Thrilled with Doof at the park tonight. He came when called, didn't rush at other dogs, completely ignored people and played really nicely with other dogs.
Thanks - I think a lot of it is him growing up a little and settling down
What kind of practice are you doing?
Frosty picked tonight to play nyah nyah - but she was very knackered - I'm sure some of the time it's brain fade.
I've been practicing at meal time, making her stay before she gets to eat, and also making her "come" past her dinner bowl to me before she can eat... She gets to eat when I give her the release command AND the permission to eat command, cos she doesn't seem to move on the eat command only. I haven't figured that one out but I'll go with whatever works.
I've been reading some of the articles at k9force.net and one of them is "triangle of temptation" which I really didn't understand the first time I read it. But I get it a bit better now. It's pretty much making dog work for dinner and using dinner as a kind of distraction for (distraction) "proofing".
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