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  1. Dog Training and Behavior
    About my Dog Emma We have a dog named Emma who is a 30 lb. Brittany mix that we got from a rescue shelter two years ago. She is very very shy and fearful of people. She came from a hoarder who had LOTS of dogs until someone reported them. When we go her from the rescue shelter we had her checked...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    *POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT TRAINING TIP, NOT A QUESTION* So I picked up a poodle puppy and found myself really having a hard time training him to hold an object. For a start, he wasn't interested unless it was on the ground, no matter what I did, and he would shake it the second it was in his...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, My 5-6 year old rescue dog, Ghost, who I've had for about 4 months now has separation anxiety when I leave the apartment. He whines and has now started barking. I'm trying to leave the apartment for a minute about 10 times a day to get him used to me leaving and coming back. I've tried...
  4. Dog Training and Behavior
    1st, some history. Sonic spent 1.5 yrs in the Dominican Republic as a pet dog to refugees. I doubt they had time or means to train or learn about training, so he would have learned from 'the school of hard knocks', with wrong equalling hit, or kicked, or 'uh uh'd' or whatever from mild to...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    I trained my previous dog (Dynamo) with a vocal marker, and it worked great, but it was short sharp and I sounded like a clucking chicken, which was fine at the time (I have no shame when it comes to dog-training) but my new future dog will hopefully be visiting the nursing home with me, so a...
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, everyone. I'm currently using clicker training to train my 9-month old lab mix, Jupiter, to sit. Actually, she already knew 'sit', but I want to train her to remain in the sit position for a longer period of time without getting up. I'll give her the command to sit, then I'll count to a...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    Okay, so I am undertaking possibly the hardest trick to train Kasper to do - balance food on his nose that should be in his mouth!! :D I figured not only is it a really impressive trick to show people (especially those that know what he is like!) but it's also great impulse control. I only...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello :) Well, I apologize for having an unbearably long thread! It seems they all turn out that way (although I will say, this probably has to be my longest!!!). I was going to say in the topic (long is an understatement) but then I was afraid no one would click on it! haha To skip down to...
  9. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello again! I have yet another question... Bree and I are new to the clicker training concept (she's around 5 yrs old and I've had her since Jan. 20th!), and we are working on "settle", which I define as "lay on your side with your head down". Kinda like play dead, but without rolling onto...
  10. Dog Training and Behavior
    We just started clicker training and in the subsequent practice sessions I have had with Spike we are not making any progress. Drusilla picks it up so quickly but Spike's got nothing. There is little motivation in the treats - if he gets one great, if not no big deal. I think it's partial...
  11. Dog Training and Behavior
    Started my little chi on "down" last night. I lured him with the treat 4 or 5 times, (clicking when I got the down), and then he started offering the behavior! I've honestly never had such an easy time with down. I'm thrilled and surprised that he is so bright--he got sit, with the word...
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