|05-29-2013 01:33 PM|
More frivolity from Dog Mob:
My camera work is pretty bad on this one, sorry! I had a hard time keeping it focused while fixing the box lid.
Also, the very brief (and possibly unnecessary) background is that Pongu is and always has been a huge spiteful jerk to poor long-suffering Crookytail. Some of that is founded on their actual interactions, some of it is embellished for entertainment value, but it's been a running storyline between my dogs for a while now.
|05-12-2013 01:01 PM|
If anyone is wondering how to teach them, I posted write-ups on my dog blog here:
Merciel's Dog Blog: Dog Mob: Assistant Bartenders (the margarita trick)
Merciel's Dog Blog: Happy Easter Egg Hunt! (the Easter egg trick)
I don't have a writeup for the backwards stairs one, alas.
It took about three weeks to teach the Easter egg trick from nothing (we didn't even have a basic retrieve when we started) and two weeks for the margarita trick, mostly because Crookytail is not that bright and takes a long time to learn stuff. Pongu had his part down in two sessions, but Pongu also already had some prior familiarity with scent discrimination, so it was easier for him.
|05-11-2013 11:37 PM|
|marshies||Wow! Awesome tricks Merciel!|
|05-07-2013 11:40 AM|
|DJEtzel||I've seen this before on another thread. Frag could easily get a few of the titles, but I just don't have the money for it.|
|05-04-2013 04:21 PM|
It's not an AKC title, if that's what you're asking. The organization is totally separate.
I think it counts toward Versatility titles, but that may be dependent on your breed club. Sorry, I don't know much about that!
Here are a few of Pongu's "expert" tricks.
Easter Egg hunt:
Margarita trick for my dad's birthday (we did a video compilation for his 60th; the joke here is that he likes margaritas but frequently forgets how to make them), co-starring my Akita mix Crookytail:
|05-04-2013 12:55 AM|
Does this go on the akc paperwork? This sounds like fun.
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|05-03-2013 09:46 PM|
My crazy mutt puppy Pongu has his TDCH. It's a very fun program and a great option for people who feel intimidated by other sports, have reactive/fearful dogs who don't do well in the competition-ring environment, or who are just plain looking for something new to do with their furry friends.
Plus once you have all the foundations done, you can use that as a springboard to invent new goofy things to amuse yourself and your dog. In that sense, it's a superb investment of training time -- you might not be able to make it out to the agility field on a busy day, but you can sure spend a few minutes teaching a new trick.
I really like the program and am all for more people giving it a try.
|02-21-2013 01:06 PM|
2 week update for Puppy and I
Yesterday we made a breakthrough in our figure 8 weave, which was the trick we have been working on these past two weeks. I had been luring her, and gradually fading out the lure. But yesterday, she only looped around one of my legs before running to grab a piece of food from the floor in front. I had given up on that repetition of the trick, when she ran back and completed the second weave by herself. After that, I knew she clearly understood what I am asking of her, and our repetitions following have been much better!
I would say our Figure 8 is almost ready!
|02-10-2013 12:23 AM|
For example, today I was trying to teach the figure 8 weave, and found a video just by goolging.
I do plan to get the book though, to help with some of the more difficult behaviors.
|02-09-2013 11:44 PM|
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