|08-18-2013 12:13 PM|
Eldest does not try to get on furniture anymore.. I suspect hearing off so many times finally made him think its easier just to not get on in the first place.
the middle boy is an animal... he really is to big to get comfortable, so he stopped trying once he reached about 9months... lol
the youngest loves getting on it,, she is also quite small for a GSD, is the smartest of the lot (9 months old and taught herself how to open doors, learnt to bend chains to get out of them and after 6 months learnt the general time we add wood to our fire, and started bringing the wood in the room).
She gets on, and is told down straight away.. Always gets down, until the 'mood' in the room changes, and gets on again lol... She will look at you as if to say "Im back up.. I dare you to tell me to get down", so I tell her down, and she does... this goes on until bed, which she knows through "beddy byes".. when she hears this, she jumps up, and refuses to come down until 1) my mum says down, and calls her 2) my dad or I carry her..
its odd because in every other way, she does not argue or fight my dad or myself in any way, under any direction... we are seen as the leaders to all the dogs... but as soon as it comes to the couch with the youngest, and further more bed time, she changes into this 16 year old teenager.....
I think its bloody cute... but wanna correct the situation lol
|08-18-2013 10:30 AM|
Am I the only one who doesn't give "commands"? I speak in sentences to both dogs and they don't seem to have a problem knowing what I'm talking about. I use the basic commands like "sit", "lay down", but thats about it for one/two word commands. It's usually "get your butt over here" and "are you hungry?" and "you're being a pest, go away". Even for Knuckles' crate I say "go lay in your puppy bed" and he goes into the living room and goes in (usually he goes in, turns around and comes back out, but hey... he went in).
I suppose they pick out the words they know? You can't say the word "walk" in this house without them freaking out. They've even learned how to spell it LOL Tried changing it to "a trip down the road" and they figured that one out too.
One thing interesting I noticed yesterday is when the neighbor plays with the dogs, he says "ball" to get Knuckles to bring him the ball. Knuckles stares at him like he's an idiot. I finally told him to tell him to go get his ball, so he said "Go get your ball" and Knuckles did.
|08-16-2013 11:34 PM|
dogs can understand several words for the same action and they
understand a mix of words usuing the same words for different actions.
|08-16-2013 10:22 PM|
Not Schutzhund here either, but my trainer is and he didn't expect me to change my down command to platz... Of course we're working with an adult rescue and right now just working slowly working toward our BH.
My dogs have been taught that "off" means get off, and "down" means lie down.
Have you already shopped for a trainer/club? If so, I would ask them
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|08-16-2013 10:11 PM|
when my put his paws on the sofa i gently put his paws on the floor
and said "no". now if i want him off the sofa i can point to the floor,
i can say "get down", "come on Loki off the sofa", "down". if he's laying
where i like to sit i can say "other side" and he gets up and moves to
the other end of the sofa. Loki isn't Schutzhund trained.
|08-16-2013 09:19 PM|
I try to keep things simple.
Down means down
Off means off
|08-16-2013 08:44 PM|
|Kittilicious||I say "move your butt"... not exactly sure why, but they know what I mean LOL|
|08-16-2013 06:27 PM|
I train in IPO and my dog lives in the house. The commands that I use in IPO are only used in IPO and only used by me.
That being said when training a new skill I use words that I phase out. For example I have taught the word around. I started with this meaning going around a post a cone and then used it to tranisition to the blind, then phased it out with rivere ( do not now how to spell). By teaching in small steps the dog has learned many commands that are used but once transitioned to the IPO exercise and new command established are not used again in that situation. The dog knows in, around, through, comehere, lie down, off, over, under, fetch, dunk, dive, find, place etc. These commands are used around the house and by individuals that do not train the dog. One command that I really like is right, she will walk on the right but not in a heel or fuse but by the indivilual right leg. Family members walk her this way.
|08-16-2013 05:54 PM|
+1 for "off," although in practice it is more often delivered as "hey get your little butt off the couch."
They still know what I mean.
|08-16-2013 05:53 PM|
When it's just paws on the object, and my pup hasn't followed through with it's intention yet, I'll use 'eh!'. If the pup is already on the object, I'll gently guide if off and use the command, "off".
My husband uses the command, "Youbetternotgetonthecouch! Nancy!!! You'renotallowedonthefurniture!" But that command only works when they are older and are just being sneaky.
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