|12-17-2013 08:39 AM|
|Sri||You could just tie a 10' long rope to your puppy's collar and let him trail it as he plays./ explores. Easier to step on it and grab hold if needed.|
|12-17-2013 08:20 AM|
Using leash sounds good, now why didn't i think about that??
Goodluck finding 30 ft long leah here, but i guess i could tie any ropes to my leash now i feel like i Google/Search too much...and don't use my head Enough
I have been using positive reinforcement and i say "good Boy" and reward him, this has got me till here...yes and lots of Patience
|12-17-2013 08:00 AM|
If you dont have a clicker you can just use a marker word. A lot of people use the word "YES!"(high happy voice) to mark the desired behaviour . Like here :
This channel also has some nice training videos:
Try teaching your dog the 'leave it' command. and use it to tell him to ignore distractions. Ofcourse it takes time to build up to high level distractions like other dogs or animals.
Also, at our puppy play group we leave the leash on the puppy as they play, and if they don't come right away when we call, we tug on the leash and run the other way. When outdoors people train with a 30' leash before going offleash.
|12-17-2013 07:46 AM|
Did you not allow him to play with other dogs at all? I'm assuming you socialized him well, but did you not allow him to interact with the other dogs while around them, but worked to keep his focus solely on you ?
|12-17-2013 03:08 AM|
|12-17-2013 02:53 AM|
You're not the only noob owner!
I am learning a lot from your questions as well.
|12-17-2013 01:06 AM|
ok, so i have to teach him same commands in every situations? ok, and what could probably mean that he sits sometimes when asked to in the park and sometimes don't??
sorry about so many noob questions
i will make sure that i correct only if he ignores the command, iam being very patient with Tyson, i have succesfully trainded him bite inhabitation (sorry if i spelled wrong, everything is new to me) i think i have successfully fought the landshark period. I have successfully taught him not to counter surf. But it took me a lot of time.
|12-17-2013 12:07 AM|
with corrections i'd be careful and make sure the dog knows the command in certain situations. just because a dog sits inside the house doesnt mean it KNOWS what sit means everywhere. if the dog consistently sits inside and then suddenly blows you off then you can correct because the dog has been in that situation many times and knows the command but is clearly blowing you off.
if you bring your dog outside with cars driving by and ask for a sit and he ignores you, then you should NOT correct. he doesnt know sit in this situation. once you train/proof your dog to sit outside around cars reliably then you can correct for blowing you off. a lot of people train their dog inside and then when the dog doesnt perform outside it gets corrected; which imo is unfair to the dog.
|12-16-2013 11:45 PM|
Thanks a lot, that cleared up most of my questions.
So Tyson knows recall, he almost 100% inside, except when he is eating os i guess it's a start.
Now i have to proof it, and make a recall fun for him.
Ok, so i use correction when he know something he has to do,and he does not do it and he KNOWS it ?? well, that clears many things for me.
And i have to be clever so he does not blow me off.
Thanks for the suggestion for the videos, i searched yesterday and found too many videos with too many technique, i'll stick with michael ellis videos for now.
Edit: what can be a positive punishment?
in a note, i skipped park day today, and i did a obedience training instead.
|12-16-2013 10:57 PM|
with recall you have to start inside the house with no distractions. when he comes 100% of the time then you can move to outside where there are new smells and sounds. once the dog comes 100% of the time then you slowly add distractions. having him recall around other dogs should be the last and ultimate test.
the recall should always be fun and positive. never call the dog back to yell at it or to take something away. sometimes when i recall my dog i will just take off running in the opposite direction and when he catches up to me i throw him a big party. other times when he recalls i'll pull out his tug and immediately play. coming to me is fun for him. i also wont recall him if i feel that he might not come. every time your dog blows you off he is just reenforcing in his mind that its ok not to come.
teaching the dog what recall means is the easy part. proofing around distractions is the hard and humbling part. once you feel your dog is 100% reliable around distractions then i would add correction. there will be a time when your dog knows what he is suppose to do but will blow you off. at this point i would add a correction (my personal preference because of its timing is an ecollar). the dog needs to know that come means come no matter what. you are far from this point though. you can go to the dog park if you wish but i wouldnt recall him over and over if he isnt coming. thats counterproductive and making him think that not coming is no big deal.
for engagement just go to youtube and type in "dog engagement training". the michael ellis videos are especially informative.
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