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Old 12-19-2013, 01:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Also, just back up a step. And by that I mean teaching the step up first onto the object. Put the object you want to use on the floor. Are you clicker training? When your dog approaches the object, click, treat. When the dog has this down, ask for more by waiting to click, treat until the dog actually touches it. This will now progress to you asking (by waiting to click, treat) for more from the dog. The dog wants that treat and will try to figure out what it needs to do to get it. You may have to take a step back to the beginning of this whole process to move forward. Once the dog is comfortable standing on the object, you can work on getting the dog to move its back end one way or the other. Most dogs are stronger in one direction than the other.
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