|02-12-2014 09:45 PM|
|02-12-2014 04:01 PM|
You should praise your dog for being so excited to train.
As for your wrist, wear a hoody or put on a ace bandage or something.
Don't stop your dog from showing too much excitement that will lead to troubles down the road, imo.
Sounds like you have a good problem
|02-12-2014 03:57 PM|
Does she understand the gentle command fully? Are you using it with food or anything else?
I start the command with food and then use it in other settings and the dog quickly understands that the command can have two parts, doing the obedience but under control. You can use it to moderate play and anything really, simply be firm and consistant and the dog learns that getting the reward involves self control as well as the command itself I hope that makes sense.
I wouldn't reward even if the obedience is right if she's doing it too roughly, maybe a quiet "good girl" at the beginning but quickly I would escalate my expectations so no jackpot until the lid is touched gently, she'll catch on quick on what gets the best results from you.
|02-12-2014 03:48 PM|
Paw Targeting GENTLY??
So we just started paw targeting yesterday with a tupperware lid. I started with it at floor level and moved to holding it in my hand, but instead of gently touching the lid with her paw, she bats at it with force and enthusiasm. Since she's just starting to understand what I want her to do, is it too early to try to shape for gentleness? Her aim is a little off too, and my wrist can't take much more abuse. Is there another way to encourage gentleness without making her give up the game?