|10-29-2013 11:30 AM|
I use the word 'load' to go into or onto. If I point to a stool and say "load", I want all four paws on the stool. Same with any other object.
If I want only front paws on, I'll say 'touch'. I want to eventually teach to turn on and off lights and other cool parlor tricks. I figured 'touch' means not to body slam the object!!!
|10-29-2013 11:11 AM|
I'm glad it worked for you it's a simple word and can mean just this one thing. It's the only time I use that word so there is NO confusion . They are fun aren't they
|10-26-2013 02:15 PM|
|stmcfred||Thanks for the replies! I like the word "Place" and she seems to understand it. So I think I'll start using that instead.|
|10-26-2013 02:02 PM|
|10-26-2013 02:00 PM|
If you want her to sit automatically once she jumps up on the stool, cue the sit as long as you think you need to, then start to fade it out by simply waiting until she sits before marking and rewarding.
|10-26-2013 01:55 PM|
I use the command "step up" and point to what I want him to stand on. I use the command "up" for when I want him to jump up on something.
Step up for 2 paws and Up for all 4 paws.
I use the command "over" to jump over something
I try to keep my command to 1-2 words.....I have to spell some words Like "ball" however, I think he is learning how to spell...lol....or he is just reading my mind...lol....
|10-26-2013 12:08 PM|
A word can have any meaning you want it to. I think it may be confusing to use "up" to mean 2 different behaviors. I like the command to have a clear meaning to it, so that when I say a word, he can associate it with a certain behavior.
Lyssa62 uses place. Good word!
I taught my dog to target with his feet and use the word "touch". So, wherever I put his touchpad and say "touch"' I expect him to go to the target and touch it with his feet.
|10-26-2013 11:49 AM|
I use the word "place"
ps this is from a few months ago when I started teaching "place" ...now I can do this wherever I want her to "place" somewhere.
|10-26-2013 11:46 AM|
teaching to put front paws up on stool
Is there a correct term?
I've been using "UP" with Lola and pointing to the stool, which she understands and does it well, but I'm wondering if there is a correct term to use? When we us a box, I'll say UP, SIT and she'll sit on the box. I'm worried that I'll confuse her on what up means.