Training Info 4 - 6 months
#11
Man that is excellent work!
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#12
Great videos girls, loads of great tips. Oh man, I'm going to need to spend more time on Anouk!! She's incapable of not chasing that ball... April does so well! And love Enya's self-control, already?! Amazing. (Love the music too, speaks to me! haha.) Gabby, I'm definitely going to try the restrained recall! Sounds ace! So cute how she couldn't wait to get to you! Do you build up to that or just do it as is on the vid? xx
Lorraine & Mark
4 brilliant boys : twins aged 13, and two singletons aged 11 and 8
Doggy daughters: 3-yr-old BC Anouk, and 3-yr-old adopted BC Freya
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#13
I have done the restrained recall and my initial guess was Finn could care less.....first time I did it he screamed like that to get to me!!
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#14
Me and my trainer/behaviourist did the restrained recall and Harvey went bananas. She said it's why they do it at Agility, to get the dog worked up and excited!
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#15
Another video I did of Enya doing some different stuff today - I would not normally do this with a pup of this age - but she has started offering it as a behaviour so am working with her.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z-AFJ-2dVY[/youtube]
Hannah
The only mistakes my dogs make are the ones I've taught them!
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#16
Haha that is sooo cute!

Harvey enjoyed this video, the whistling had him captivated /lol
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#17
Stay training - I do not really start formal stay training with pups until they are a little older. I really work on maintaining positions. I find once the dog is rock solid in the position - the distance and duration are easy. (You may also note I do not use a Stay or Wait command - if I say Sit - you sit till told otherwise, same with Down and stand).
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYt5YjBkmkA[/youtube]
Hannah
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#18
Ok....So 6 months has hit and I am starting to expect the boring stuff now. I have made sure the positions are solid (sit/ stand/ down) and she is capable of doing them in multiple places (me sat down/standing, in front/ at my side and at a distance). So I am aware she is understanding the position.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b-I_SOi-Ws[/youtube]

From there - I will now start to work harder on stays. Expecting duration and distance. I never stay static for stays, I make sure i am relaxed and able to move myself in any ways (hands in pockets/bending down etc) and the dog remains still.
I have done a fair bit of down and sit with her with small movements. This was the first time I asked her to stand. There is no voice - but I do not use a 'Stay' word - just the position.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWQVKxtiCs4[/youtube]

We are also starting to have a bit more 'fun' - this is out third training session on this.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYZ02vHvke4[/youtube]
Hannah
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#19
Hi Tassle, first of all I just wanted to say how impressed I am with your training!. I was just wondering though when you move your hand around in a circle to get Enya to sit by yourside, was it just practice to get her to sit exactly by you or do you have any suggestions. Mac will do it but sometimes he ends up sitting quite far away from me on my left side, or even facing me. Also do you use a command or just your hand. Sorry if it seems a silly question Smile
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#20
It was practice, but sometimes it helps to use a wall to stop the pup swinging too far out.
Hannah
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