|10-24-2013 11:52 AM|
For my guys I step into their space while giving both their verbal and hand signal. By default of me moving forward they move their front feet back to give me space and it becomes a sit. I click and reward. I only do this maybe 6 times, I don't want the cue to be me having to step into their space. After I have the basic sit form down I can work on the details.
As Doggiedad mentioned varying the order of the cued behaviour and keeping the sessions shorter you should be able to explain it to him in no time.
|10-24-2013 10:39 AM|
|Roxann2||Thanks for all the help I appreciate it|
|10-23-2013 05:37 AM|
|Hector3||Use your hand signal for sit. My dog sometimes has trouble going from down to sit, but a hand signal fixes that.|
|10-23-2013 02:59 AM|
|Sarah~||I just say sit, down, back up, and so far I haven't had much issue with that. I got them to sit back up by putting the treat high up again and shaking it a little bit to entice them. They know if I am holding the treat still I want them to stay still and when I shake it I want them to either sit up or jump up.|
|10-23-2013 02:35 AM|
your dog CLEARLY doesnt know what sit really means. to the dog when you say sit its just him putting his butt on the ground from the standing position. you have to reteach the sit from the down. its a completely different movement for the dog.
if you plan on doing competitions with the dog then you should teach the proper form of sit,down,etc which is shoulder is on plane and never move and the hind legs do all the work. if you wanna do this then i'd teach the transition from down to stand before i teach down to sit. standing just requires the dog to pop its butt up. going from a down to a sit requires the butt to pop up and then the butt to tuck in. thats two movements and harder to get the proper position. if he's just a pet and you dont care if he just lays there and pushes himself into a sit with his front paws then just lure him with food. he'll eventually learn sit in both directions.
|10-23-2013 12:50 AM|
i don't think you have a problem. don't give your commands in the
same order. if she's down and you want her to sit make her sit.
don't give up and be consistant in your training. i like training in
sessions. each session last 5 to 10 minutes. i conduct many sessions
during the course of a day. as the dog learns add a few minutes to the
|10-22-2013 11:43 PM|
First, what is your marker? A marker is the indicator that your dog has accomplished the task you have ordered. It can be yes (my marker), or a clicker, and I'm sure there are others. It is given immediately when the motion is complete.
Second, what is the reward? Food is a powerful motivator. Try putting food in your hand while sitting and lead the nose down while giving the down command, mark it, and give the reward. Next, lead the nose up while giving the sit command, mark it, and give the reward.
Markers are important. They make it clear the dog has completed the motion, and the reward helps with the motivation.
|10-22-2013 11:41 PM|
|meek||I have a treat in my hand and i tell my dogs to sit, then down, sit, down, sit, down, I hold a treat above their head and tell them sit, until they sit, then down, then sit. It's repetitious. over and over and over again. Take the treat up and take the treat down, take the treat up and take the treat down to the floor. Good Luck. One thing to remember is to have patience.|
|10-22-2013 11:38 PM|
From a down position place your hand under her chest and lift her up and back to a sit position while saying 'sit'. You lift up as well as back to try and keep her rear legs down while raising her front.
You could try using a clicker and a treat for this and see if she responds. If she already knows sit she should respond after a few tries without the clicker or treat.
|10-22-2013 11:02 PM|
First of all my dog knows all the basics sit ,down,stay,come my problem is she goes from sit to down but won't go back to sit witch is frustrating me and I know this won't help so we quit for the day. Anybody out there have a suggestions?