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Old 11-30-2018, 07:09 AM
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So I started a dog training meet-up to find people to practice with. Practicing with other dog owners provides company and fun. I want to do my thing (what I call fancy heeling, a very low brow version of freestyle) and just working around other dogs and some peer pressure to stay on task. Awesome. Checkmark for that.
But...turns out everyone else is mostly just standing around. Which is fine -- as long as they are not getting bored. Anyone know any resources, fun suggestions, to keep things moving for those who wish to?
Others have done some basic pet obedience, one is working towards a cgc and took many classes (she actually motivates me), I'm a keener, did rally & agility, it's the 1st group standing around. I'm happy to have them there, I'm just afraid that they will get bored and not come back. It's hard to find people to practice with outside of a class. Ps. Stouffville Ontario, if you are near, say hi,
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Just throwing some stuff out there but maybe having each individual run the training session on their appointed day might make them put some more effort into the sessions or it might be too much pressure for some and drive them away? Each person could be the "instructor" on their day and conduct a portion of the session for what they would like to train towards or use their dog's strengths and help others obtain the same behaviors and obedience their dogs display.



Just like many a dog, humans need structure and a game plan and of course keeping it fun and rewarding works for all, 4 legged and 2.


Nice video and I can tell you have kept up the training.
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:32 PM
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Just throwing some stuff out there but maybe having each individual run the training session on their appointed day might make them put some more effort into the sessions or it might be too much pressure for some and drive them away? Each person could be the "instructor" on their day and conduct a portion of the session for what they would like to train towards or use their dog's strengths and help others obtain the same behaviors and obedience their dogs display.



Just like many a dog, humans need structure and a game plan and of course keeping it fun and rewarding works for all, 4 legged and 2.


Nice video and I can tell you have kept up the training.

Thanks Bob the Dog. I'm thinking of maybe a short note before a meetup, or even some printable cards. They have different training & goals/methods, and levels, so I need to think about things that accommodate differences.



Doing an oval where dogs cross, figure 8's, a circle with a stationary middle are some thoughts I have, as long as there is not too much structure, so people are free to move in with the group or away according to their dogs needs.



PS. it's quiet here? I thought this would spark some fun ideas. Thanks for playing!
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I feel like this forum has been pretty dead lately.

Im part of a training meetup group and one of the activities we do is go on hikes in different parks to work on counter conditioning dogs with reactivity, training and proofing with distractions, and its just fun!

So I guess my suggestion would be to switch up the scenery to keep everyone interested. I might get bored meeting in a parking lot every week, but maybe meet up and practice inside dog friendly stores, in wooded areas, fenced in areas where you can practice off leash/recall, go on walks to practice loose leash walking, etc. Switch up the environment and activities every week.

Or research requirements for CGC, rally obedience, or those trick dog titles (there are lists online) and those can give the others ideas of fun, basic things to work on and they can work towards a title while theyre at it!
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Maybe have a list of cues y'all could work on and have one be the cue of the week. You could rotate CGC cues with trick cues, so one week you'd work on a long down and y'all could show off at the next meeting, next week could be paw the ground aka dig, and the following week work on whatever each individual wants. Then if someone is having a hard time with a cue they could ask the group for pointers.
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Thanks @Rain. I'll go with 'look up training requirements' . Group walks are another activity we do, actually another member leads those, which is great, I get to show up or not. We live in an area blessed with many trails.


I'm using the parking lot as it was the only ice snow and salt free part of a larger park. I'm doing pretty dog-nerdy stuff myself as is another regular, so it's more of a 'fake dog class' recreating the dog class vibe in the outdoors. Kinda hard to practice freestyle & rally type stuff on a walk. I might have to share my enthusiasm a tad.


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Rally O Signs are awesome prompts.

I'll be passing on the following info. It is supposed to be a self-study group, like a homework group, so there is no expectation to all be working on the same thing, but ideas sure help with the 'duh, what next' moments.
For me, I'd love to shrink the rally O signs to a pocket size, it would be wonderful.


cgc test handbook Canadian Kennel Club CKC
https://www.ckc.ca/en/Files/Forms/Sh...ipant-Handbook

Dog Parkour, obstacles you find outdoors
https://www.dogparkour.org/parkour-obstacles

Rally Obedience Signs (95 different signs!!!) CKC
https://www.ckc.ca/en/Files/Forms/Sh...nce-Signs.aspx
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Compared to some Finnish dog/pet forums this site has always been 'dead' but I arrived after FB was created so I might have missed the busiest era in this discussion forum's history. A bit surprising because there are a lot more English speaking people in the world.

Are the people too shy to try anything? What are their goals? Are they standing still because they don't want to distract the one busy training their dog? Are they doing anything with the dog? (That would be what would happen in a group of pet-motivated Finns, they would just stand and then complain at home how their fingers froze. It'd be different with competitive obedience folk.)

I was at a puppy class and it was a bit too focused on formal-ish obedience when I wanted something else for my dog. The young instructor was absent a couple of times and her mother held the class and those times were a lot more interesting. We did handling practices, useful things in everyday life, and she had brought cones and toys which were used for leave-it and focus on the handler exercises.

So what would attract me, is variety. Creative little challenges to keep the team awake and motivated instead of going through the same routine every time. Make a Rally-O like course of tricks. Bring in a new surface or another prop. If people are doing different sports, discussion and ideas tossed in the air. Is there something an obedience person knows that could be useful for the rally-o person? Could a nosework person teach anything to the companion dog owner? What if the sports dog needs work with everyday basics?
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@FinnAlva these are very good questions

If they are feeling shy, then I need to figure that out & help them with that.

If they are expecting more guidance, structured activity, instructions, then, oh well... I don't want to lead a class, I'm busy with my own dog.

I might put together some suggestions online, things that can be done in advance.

And a description of what usually happens, there's a bit of a flow. Meet up, settle the dogs, walk and talk, pick a spot & train independantly, check in and ask or offer for exercises that require co-operation.
I'll make a list of the latter.

Thank you, this is very helpful. Had a blast with another dog nerd today. The hour flew by and Sonic was more tuggy than usual which is awesome.
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