|10-20-2013 08:04 PM|
I use a negative verbal marker "AH!" in place of no and immediately redirect so the puppy associates the negative reaction with what they're doing at that moment and then the positive reaction when they do the appropriate thing.
Dogs naturally will gravitate towards the action which is positively reinforced.
|10-20-2013 07:41 PM|
I think our puppy learnt 'NO!' really fast just by our tone of voice. I was quite bowled over actually at how quickly(within the first 2,3 days) he understood "NO" meant to stop what he was doing or that something was out of bounds
It seemed almost intuitive.
|10-20-2013 03:56 PM|
|10-20-2013 02:43 PM|
|redandgold||I taught 'no' by either the word plus taking away whatever she had that she shouldn't. Or if she bit too hard when playing I'd say 'no' then turn my back and ignore her for a minute or two until she learned that you can bite only so hard in play but no more.|
|10-20-2013 02:11 PM|
|readaboutdogs||We use the eh eh too! I read once that it's kind of like a grrr a mother dog might do to correct a puppy! It does seem to get attention better! We had a sweet 12 yr spitz mix when we got Cody and Clipper as puppies, and he would round them up or correct them with easy grrrs!|
|10-20-2013 01:09 PM|
what words give information to a dog? they're taught to respond
to words. you can teach a dog that the word "cow" means sit,
"loafer" means come, etc. for my dog "no" means stop doing something.
if he's sniffing the trash i say "no" and he stops. if he's eyeing the sandwhich
on the coffee table "no" takes him away from it, if he's
getting ready to jump on the sofa "no" stops him from doing it.
i use uh, uh also and my dog reacts as if i'm saying "no". uh, uh worked
for my children also followed by a bop to the head or body. don't worry
i never gave my dog a bop to the head or body.
|10-20-2013 11:40 AM|
she's 10 weeks old. let her be a pup. watch her closely. keep
things out of her reach. teaching "no" is a constant. example:
when she's chewing on your very expensive Italian loafers
(because you didn't put them away) you take what's left
over from her and say "no". clean up the remainder of the
chewed loafer and move her from the area. when she gets
the other loafer repeat the stated method.
|10-20-2013 11:11 AM|
"No' is actually not a command and gives no information to our dogs. I rarely use it.
Instead I have like an attention getter work 'uh uh' that's sharp and fast, then I give INFORMATION!!!!!
Information is a real command. Like 'leave it', or 'come', or 'lets go get a treat', or ...
For such a young puppy, while I am teaching real commands, it's much better to manage the ENVIRONMENT to set our puppy up to succeed. So picking up all the loose stuff, closing the closets, CRATING when I'm not home. Tons of toys my puppy CAN chew everywhere to I can switch out and play to show how much more fun a toy is than my favorite shoe...
How is the clicker training going? You will not believe how fast your puppy learns when you use this method.
Click this ---> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...t-puppies.html
|10-20-2013 01:08 AM|
I say in a clear but not harsh tone, "Eh!" and sometimes I will follow that with the word "Mine." Then I will give him a toy or chew, redirecting him to something designed for chewing, and say "Yours."
I will say, "Eh!, OFF" If the dog is putting her paw on the table, or jumping on me, when I don't want her to. Then I will try to engage her in something she likes to do, like playing with a toy.
I might say, "Eh! Gentle with my fingers, or Easy on my fingers." The fingers are taken out of the line of fire, and any game ends right there, so the puppy realizes that if he is too tough on the old lady, she stops playing.
I think "Eh!" Is quicker and easier to say in a pinch. I don't think dogs and especially puppies are really good at things like, No Bite, No Jump, No [name whatever article, shoe, garbage, counter, etc.]
For No Bite, I might use Eh, followed by Gentle, or Gentle with my fingers. I teach the dog to take treats gently, using the word "gentle" a lot, and progressing from a treat in an open hand, making it more and more difficult until the pup is taking the treat gently from between my index finger and thumb, every time. Then I use that word for other things.
For No Chew I use "Eh, Mine" and follow that with directing the puppy to something just as exiting or more exciting that is his. Puppies need to chew. Having items that he is allowed to chew all over makes redirecting this bahavior easier.
|10-20-2013 01:07 AM|
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