- why: 10 positive side-effects of teaching tricks
- how: general explanation on how to teach whatever trick you want
- step by step instructions how to teach 10 tricks, from basic to advanced ones
- trouble shooting (dog not offering anything, dog not motivated, dog too excited, getting stuck somewhere etc.)
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2. DVD version (8 eur for shipping).
How much is the tricks video in Dollars? (shipping tto to the US).
About 58usd for the video, 6.6 for shipping.
We have “No” down pretty well. Fun trick!! This is Colby, the MinPin. She was a top AKC agility dog, but is losing her eyesight, so we do tricks and rally obedience now. She is only 11 1/2 and in great shape, other than her eyes. I think she likes this trick!!! Thanks Silvia!
It looks just too funny!
Do you plan on selling your DVD’s at the seminar in Florida?
Silvia has just left for the US this morning, but yes, she will have some copies with her.
The tricks video is great! (as well as the heeling and cik and cap.) We’re having fun with all of them! Can’t wait to see you in the U.S.
I have received the Tricks DVD today, and started watching it emediate. It’s awsome!! I can’t wait to start shaping tricks with Ginger mij Australian Shepherd! From you’re video I understand that you learn tricks (at least the simple ones) in one or tow sessions? I always thought it would take much longer. How long should one session be? is the’re a maximum time, for example not longer than 15 minutes or so? When to stop? For example the jump in your arms trick.
Yes, some of the tricks are really one to two sessions tricks -- for a dog who already understands the concepts of learning. Some more of course for a dog who is still learning to learn. There is no absolute rule that would be right for every dog. You need to observe your dog and stop before he gets bored or as quickly as you see things were going better at the beginning. For a dog who is just starting, that could happen in less than 5 minutes. With more experienced dogs, you can work much longer, but I rarely work much more as 15 minutes.
Today I started with the trick jumping in your arms. At the beginning I clicked for front paws in my lap. That went very well. But she didn’t want to jump in mij lap.. so I maked it easier and sat on the couch. At that moment she did jumped in my lap, but used a lot of the couch to walk over, hahaha.
It didn’t go very well, because she stil did it very slow, so she was more walking into my lap than jumping. I deceided to just stop and take a break. I went for a walk with her. After I came back I tried it again, but this time I uses a chair (just like the one you used in the video) and I looked more carefully at my position, I realised my legs were nog closen, so Ginger didn’t had a good base to jump on. After I closed my legs, sat on the ‘new’ chair and used treats she likes more, it went awsome!!! I clicked again for front paws in my lap, and then tried to let her jump into my lap. And she did!! And there she sat relaxed on my lap, very comfortabel. So to make a long story short, first it didn’t go very well, but after some thinking of me now we’re doing great!! I just wanted to tell you this. 🙂
Here is a video of my latest practise on this trick. She learns very quickly.
The only little problem now is that I have my thighs all coverd in bruises, hahaha. So at this point we have a small pauze in our training. But I’m sure with 2 sessions or so she will have learned the trick 😀
Hoi Suzanne, leuk ik zie dat je nederlands bent! 😀 Knap filmpje goed gedaan!
leuk een andere nederlander hier op deze te ontmoeten!! 😀
heb jij toevallig ook een youtubekanaal met filmpjes? (van trucjes of behendigheid o.i.d.) 🙂
Ja ik heb wel wat filmpjes op youtube staan (van behendigheidswedstrijden). Ik ben van plan binnenkort een website te maken met filmpjes van “trucje van de maand”. Zal ik het je weten als deze klaar is? ( Ik heb er op dit moment nog geen tijd voor gehad omdat ik o.a. druk ben met de puppyklas > echt een aanrader overigens!)
ben benieuwd naar je agility filmpjes, zou je de link naar jou kanaal hier neer kunnen zetten? dan kan ik die bekijken 😉
Hartstikke leuk! hou me zeker op de hoogte! 😀
ik heb net even zitten kijken wat puppyclass inhoud, klinkt erg leuk! Wie weet ooit later voor een volgende hond leuk voor mij 😉 Heb nu al aardig wat geld uitgeven de laatste maanden.. en als scholier (6 vwo) heb ik het niet enorm breed, hahaha. Dus zeker leuk om deze dingen te onthouden voor later!!
Zit je op facebook of hyves? Dan stuur ik je even een privebericht 😀 Zo ja… hoe kan ik je vinden? Je kunt mij op facebook vinden: Jonina Boer of hyves: Jonina & Hans uit Appingedam 😀
sorry voor de late reactie, vergat even dat ik ook nog op deze site zat 😉
Ik zal proberen je vandaag op hyves op te zoeken 😀
Very nice! I know the problem though, that’s why I call it a winter trick! 🙂 You want to wear lots of clothes for that one!
I’ve got a question. How do you teach my dog to lift her hind leg? She is a female, and when she will lift her hindleg she will look like a male dog peeing. I would love to teach here this trick, but I haven’t got a clue how. She doesn’t know to hit a target with her hind feet or anything like that.
Could you explain to me how I can teach this to her? (she is a australian shepherd). I placed the “jump in the arms” video above also. So she knows how to learn tricks, and I work with the clicker.
I first teach 2on2off and then when the dog is backing up an object, click and name the act of lifting the hind leg, before it find the object behind. Hope that helps a little, more in puppy class! 🙂
I had started clicking for putting her hind legs on bricks. but she didn’t really understand it, I will try it again and use only clicking, not luring 😉
Lol I have to show it here too 😀 I was just training Leevi a bit, trying to think of what to train when he offered this. I clicked and jackpotted and he did it again, and again and again. He got it like that, smart doggy definitely ;). Then I ran for the camera and filmed the rest of the session, you only missed like one minute of training …
Lets see if I can get the film here…
What a cute Sheltie dance, really great trick! 🙂
IS this a Welshie puppy in the back ?
I have one too
Really neat trick !
i have a beautifull 5 1/2 month poodle standart (Maya) and i would like to learn agility .at what age can i begin also i am interested in tricks to teach dancing to Maya ,does the video teach you how to teach tricks to my dog step by step ?
Well, depends on how you define agility… 🙂 -- she is definitely old enough for cik&cap, foundations for contacts etc. -- but definitely not for jumping her or using full height equipment. Tricks would be great foundation work for agility too, yes. I have two videos on tricks, they cover step by step instructions on different tricks -- see the trailers to see what kind of tricks.