O.k., homework for everybody this time. This is a short section from the new Tricks DVD. You need to first teach 3.b part of this trick and then please tape the start of 3.c trick and post it here - I would like to see as many different dogs as possible solving the problem of how to get a hold of a bottle on the floor. Happy training and thank you for your help.
We seem to be stuck at picking it up to hold. Any suggestions?
Very nice hold!!! For picking it up to hold, give him some more time to think. Don’t click immediately when he picks it up with the muzzle -- wait and see if he offers some paw action too. Don’t click for muzzle only at all anymore -- jackpot if he picks up a paw when having it in a muzzle, but you can also reward first picking it up, then letting it go and pawing it -- so muzzle-paw action one after another, if you can’t get it at the same time for now. Once he gets the idea, it will be very easy to progress, but getting the idea can take some time. So just give him some more time to think.
How do you put the videos?
You need to upload it to YouTube first and then just copy the link here.
We’re joining the “long distance puppyclass” (Which is so much FUN!!!) and the “sit-up trick” is also one of the tricks.
We’re now at point 3c and she has picked it up a few times.
Tonight I’ll look at all the other video’s (I have to go to work now) but I’m very curious which way the other dogs do it!
Greatings Jonina & Jin
These are Ben’s first more or less successful attempts of 3c. This homework is so much fun, I love it! 🙂 You can see where Ben has problems in the video… this is so hilarious, he tries to pick it up with his muzzle but then it won’t come out of it, trying very hard to get it out with his paws, but hasn’t figured out he has to open the muzzle first 😀 LOL
O-ow, your video was blocked because of the music you used… Can you swap the music?
Oh, ok, here it is one more time 🙂 should be ok now…
Ha-ha, too funny! His major problem is he holds it too nicely in the middle, that makes it extra hard, but he is sure trying! 🙂 A longer object would definitely be easier, though!
ha ha! And we’re there! 🙂 Yes, we tried with a longer object, a looooot better! But he also learned NOT to hold it in the middle with his muzzle. We tried with a squeaky Rudolph toy, at first there was a lot of squeaking all around the room, but then he immediately got the idea 😀 But of course, in his own particular style, holding the toy with both paws AND HIS MUZZLE 😀
Very cute! Great job!
Me and Fen have been playing around with 3b -- holding the object with both one and two legs (both in a form of sitting up). She’s good at grabbing the object but we havn’t got very far on holding on to it. But somehow we ended up moving on to 3c anyway (in her own way…)! =)
ok. I’m obviously not very good at this…. try to get the video to this time…
What a smart dog -- figuring out it’s way easier in down position! 🙂 That was too funny, thanks for posting!
here is the first vidéo with Adagio. he’s ok for 3b but it’s really difficult to success 3c because he doesn’t dare to keep one object in his mouth. (just ball when we play) we try… if you have any suggestion… i’ll post a video soon with Doucette who has understood! it was chaotic yes, but crazy Dou can think too! thanks and have a nice afternoon!
hum hope it will be ok
Nice! Peeing on a toy trick try was really cute! To help him understand the picking up an object part, try clicking for this first. Putting things into boxes or doing something with something in his month would help a lot, so maybe work on those some first? I’m sure it will make this exercise much easier!
thanks, Adagio understands what i want, and he’s so cute when he’s searching what to do with both mouth and legs..
here is Doucette’s video. you can hear her thinking so much :-))
now she can do the trick with a bottle too. there will be a last video with Adagio and Doucette in final success.. 🙂
Great!!! Doucette is just too cute, very nice technique! 🙂
Hi Silvia, I wanna try this with my dogs, I want to star with Samba, she is 3 years old, and now she is not doing agility for some months because she should be pregnant, She must have 15 days of pregnancy.
How do I start?
Good luck with the puppies! You start with a simple paw touch to a pole and then select for more&more of a hug -- and the rest you can already see in the video above.