Does she understand the gentle command fully? Are you using it with food or anything else?
I haven't been using a gentle command, though that's an intriguing idea for something to teach.
I wouldn't reward even if the obedience is right if she's doing it too roughly, maybe a quiet "good girl" at the beginning but quickly I would escalate my expectations so no jackpot until the lid is touched gently, she'll catch on quick on what gets the best results from you.
Yeah the behavior is new enough that's she's getting confused if I go too many rounds without rewarding. I would like to reward the most
gentle out of any given set, but they all see to be fairly equal in force (and pain lol). I think I will try a bigger target tomorrow and see how that goes, unless I get some more suggestions before then :/
Originally Posted by nikon22shooter
You should praise your dog for being so excited to train.
Haha yeah she's a blast to work with, but we usually try to keep it pretty low key inside.
I love doing her high drive obedience stuff with toys outside, but we always learn new behaviors inside with food so she's calm enough to think. I don't have any issues with getting her ramped up when called for, and at her age I feel like she should be able to learn calmness and control in certain situations (like not biting my hand off for a reward, not accosting visitors with her affection, and not leaving lines down my wrist when giving a paw