Shaping
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Ember and I are in a Shaping class this session at Fenzi. 1 week in, and I decided to test our skills with an out-of-class idea. All I wanted was a chin rest....

What would you cue this? I'm stumped!



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#2
"Shy" or "Coy".
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#3
I like those ideas lol. I was almost thinking "you flirt" lol.
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#4
Aww, shucks.
Gotta love 'em.
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#5
Good grief... she is definitely is not mentally lazy. That chin did not want to go down,  Keller's chin goes down almost right with his down. Almost a pout. We use "SETTLE". It is a cue to chill wait for next request, or calm down. I know the minute the head comes up to watch for him deciding to go right back at what I asked him to remove himself from. I do it to prevent myself from over using the word stay.

It is also an awesome way to prevent puddles of drool while I prepare his dinner toy. Husband freaks out when he steps in it.

If the tilt is part of it. I would go with "what?" then I would attempt to apply it to sittling position and standing.
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Welcome back, KBB!

Want to revisit this, maybe get it on cue in a few days. I'm finding myself driven to "Conversational" cues like "say hi", "you flirt", "don't be shy" type things. Doesn't work very well LOL. I'm going to play with it a bit more and see if I can get it from a standing position, see what that looks like, then try to name it from there.

No, that chin did NOT want to go down. We found out the next day that she was completely out of alignment and has a massive knotted muscle in her neck/shoulder area. Explains why she wasn't so inclined to dip her head. Explains a LOT of behaviors I've been dealing with lately, like yelping when I pull her collar over her head (been doing that for over a year and she just recently decided she didn't like that), why she isn't inclined to like harnesses, and why she moves (or doesn't move) in certain ways (arg that back up is still killing us LOL!). Poor baby. But we are fixing it all, slowly but surely.

Ew, puddles. I'd freak out too. Ember has started holding treats in her mouth if she's nervous instead of swallowing or chewing - lots of drool becoming involved. Mom gave her a milk bone and she came to the couch with it, but then decided she didn't want to put it down right away because both Mom and Dad were nearby - and commenced water-fall drooling all over my couch. We were both laughing and disgusted LOL.
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(12-15-2017, 11:18 AM)Ember Wrote: Welcome back, KBB!

Want to revisit this, maybe get it on cue in a few days. I'm finding myself driven to "Conversational" cues like "say hi", "you flirt", "don't be shy" type things. Doesn't work very well LOL. I'm going to play with it a bit more and see if I can get it from a standing position, see what that looks like, then try to name it from there.

No, that chin did NOT want to go down. We found out the next day that she was completely out of alignment and has a massive knotted muscle in her neck/shoulder area. Explains why she wasn't so inclined to dip her head. Explains a LOT of behaviors I've been dealing with lately, like yelping when I pull her collar over her head (been doing that for over a year and she just recently decided she didn't like that), why she isn't inclined to like harnesses, and why she moves (or doesn't move) in certain ways (arg that back up is still killing us LOL!). Poor baby. But we are fixing it all, slowly but surely.

Ew, puddles. I'd freak out too. Ember has started holding treats in her mouth if she's nervous instead of swallowing or chewing - lots of drool becoming involved. Mom gave her a milk bone and she came to the couch with it, but then decided she didn't want to put it down right away because both Mom and Dad were nearby - and commenced water-fall drooling all over my couch. We were both laughing and disgusted LOL.
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(12-15-2017, 11:53 AM)Keller-b-border Wrote:
(12-15-2017, 11:18 AM)Ember Wrote: Welcome back, KBB!

Want to revisit this, maybe get it on cue in a few days. I'm finding myself driven to "Conversational" cues like "say hi", "you flirt", "don't be shy" type things. Doesn't work very well LOL. I'm going to play with it a bit more and see if I can get it from a standing position, see what that looks like, then try to name it from there.

No, that chin did NOT want to go down. We found out the next day that she was completely out of alignment and has a massive knotted muscle in her neck/shoulder area. Explains why she wasn't so inclined to dip her head. Explains a LOT of behaviors I've been dealing with lately, like yelping when I pull her collar over her head (been doing that for over a year and she just recently decided she didn't like that), why she isn't inclined to like harnesses, and why she moves (or doesn't move) in certain ways (arg that back up is still killing us LOL!). Poor baby. But we are fixing it all, slowly but surely.

Ew, puddles. I'd freak out too. Ember has started holding treats in her mouth if she's nervous instead of swallowing or chewing - lots of drool becoming involved. Mom gave her a milk bone and she came to the couch with it, but then decided she didn't want to put it down right away because both Mom and Dad were nearby - and commenced water-fall drooling all over my couch. We were both laughing and disgusted LOL.

thanks for the welcome

Ember sure has to deal with not so fun things with grace and dignity. Altering things for her will probably make working with a less challenged dog a breeze in some ways I imagine.

Because Keller doesn't have an issue with pulling himself out of a traditional plastic clasp collar I use them. Not because of a back issue. Because it is a pain to adjust the other ones especially if I want to do it on him with all the fur. I don't have the patience. We own them. But not my favorite. Adjusting a harness and sometimes a backpack is annoying enough.  

I taught Keller to back up by walking into him so he has to step back even a tiny step. Lots and lots of repetition randomly throughout the day. When I need to come in the door . If I am getting off the couch. If we are tugging. Instead of waiting for food in one spot walking up to him making him take a step back to get his meal. highly annoying if you need to get feeding and other things done quickly,  He is not afraid of hand motion near his face so I put my hand a comfortable distance from his face so I can do the shooing motion gently within a comfortable distance so he wants to back away once stepping forward into him is solid. Then I attach that motion and the word back to it.

 This took a while and using it in as many situations that come up as possible. Especially as he is as bad as a toddler when it comes to insisting on being right on top of me. He is also an idiot about realizing he has a backside. That is until you need to dry back feet, brush a tail or accidentally.

Uh yeah no on the couch we just bought a new one. And area rug. Food in food areas only doggo.
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