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03-14-2014 04:53 PM
szariksdad I don't know what you use for food but I like to use natural balance rolls since they are dry and crumble nicely, so i stepped away from hotdogs since they were way to slick for me and I always had to dry them before use.
03-14-2014 04:19 PM
Curtis
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To target i have the dog come inside the pocket I have created with my thumb and forefinger and then he can nibble at the treat and if try's to take to much I take the food away and start again. may want to practice without adding ob in first to get a feel for timing.
Thank you. This is how my trainer has told me to do it. I am just having trouble holding on. I like your advice about practicing without obedience. I'm going to try that.

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03-14-2014 12:27 AM
szariksdad I know when I use bits of hot dog for training I actualy dry them off so they don't get slippery in my hands. instead of giving such a wide area for them to target a small treat on I Like to put between the thumb and forefinger, that I can control the amount of treat I dispense and also where they target. To target i have the dog come inside the pocket I have created with my thumb and forefinger and then he can nibble at the treat and if try's to take to much I take the food away and start again. may want to practice without adding ob in first to get a feel for timing.
03-13-2014 12:01 PM
Curtis I'm interested in this as well. No matter what size treat or how I try to hold on and let him nibble, he's gobbled the treat and my fingers if they're in the way. Then when I'm reloading my hand, I lose him. The few times that I can keep a treat in my hand, he is great even through the turns. Everything just gets so slimy and I lose grip.

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03-13-2014 01:51 AM
LoveDogs
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Sounds like your hand needs to heel


SuperG
Cute- lol thank you for pointing out my error.
03-12-2014 06:36 PM
Baillif Just another reason i train the heel with a prong collar and a frisbee or tug
03-12-2014 06:02 PM
SuperG
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The trainer last night kept saying "very good" to us when healing but man my hand felt like it was attacked by a porcupine. Maybe wearing Kevlar gloves will help until I master how to hold his treats correctly.

Sounds like your hand needs to heel


SuperG
03-12-2014 05:17 PM
Tratkins We can compare scars one day! I love how great my guy is doing with his heel training, but my poor thumb hurts! I actually wrapped mine with a gauze and covered with a baindaid. I had to because he kept reopening the sore every training session. Bonus of a bandage is that it protects the already hurting skin. Try it!
03-12-2014 02:11 PM
LoveDogs The trainer last night kept saying "very good" to us when healing but man my hand felt like it was attacked by a porcupine. Maybe wearing Kevlar gloves will help until I master how to hold his treats correctly.
03-12-2014 01:58 PM
Baillif Make sure you present a clear target too. Feed from the palm and then also dont move the food side to side. Moving the food straight backward is fine but hooking the food causes the dog to anticipate lateral movement and hit something he shouldnt. A little pain while luring especially if doing it correctly is a good thing as it means the pup is coming with real drive.
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