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shilorio 03-11-2014 03:30 PM

Pictures from training yesterday !
 
Took Eli out yesterday with a buddy of mine and do some training together at petco and homedepot .
He is so darn perfect on vest it's crazy.

http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/y...pshnasjlug.jpg

Heard a noise and lost focus though here .

http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/y...psxtngro1q.jpg

http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/y...psyltfk0vz.jpg

http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/y...psklso7kbp.jpg

He has a ways to go but I'm so proud of him and how far he has come in the year I have had him.
His focus and anxiety needs improvement but boy does he make me proud.

Zeeva 03-11-2014 03:34 PM

What are you training him for?

I never understood something. Why do dogs that are in training have a 'do not pet' vest? Don't you want people to come up to them so that they become socialized? Sorry if I sound ignorant and I hope you don't mind me asking...?

His coloring is gorgeous though. I'm glad training is going well C:

Tratkins 03-11-2014 03:35 PM

Looking great! We are starting training next week at a place that also trains service/therapy dogs. I am looking forward to determining if Samson has a knack for either as he grows and develops!

DJEtzel 03-11-2014 03:41 PM

Great shots!

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Originally Posted by Zeeva (Post 5177338)
What are you training him for?

I never understood something. Why do dogs that are in training have a 'do not pet' vest? Don't you want people to come up to them so that they become socialized? Sorry if I sound ignorant and I hope you don't mind me asking...?

His coloring is gorgeous though. I'm glad training is going well C:

Socialization does not mean that the dog has to INTERACT with humans, dogs, etc. It means that dogs need to be used to these things in their environment and accepting of them being around. If the OP is training this dog as a service dog, you DON'T want the dog thinking that people are there to pet him. He will be WORKING and expected to completely ignore all other stimuli, so it is easier on training to keep people away and you can move the dog closer to them as you're proofing attention and commands with more distractions. :)

shilorio 03-11-2014 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by DJEtzel (Post 5177410)
Great shots!



Socialization does not mean that the dog has to INTERACT with humans, dogs, etc. It means that dogs need to be used to these things in their environment and accepting of them being around. If the OP is training this dog as a service dog, you DON'T want the dog thinking that people are there to pet him. He will be WORKING and expected to completely ignore all other stimuli, so it is easier on training to keep people away and you can move the dog closer to them as you're proofing attention and commands with more distractions. :)

Excactly (:
If you let a working dog have all the love and distractions while on vest he will then think it's okay to focus on other people other than his handler. Which is no good at all!! Because you want your dog to focus on what you need him to be doing (his tasks)
Elios is in training for anxiety and panic attacks so say, when I'm having a anxiety attack he nudges me and distracts me . He knows " deep therapy pressure" which is when he lays on my lap with pressure. It calms people down who are having attacks.
Back to the no touch patches, a lot of people just come up and pet your service dog and it gets so frustrating it really does haha. He gets socialized by seeing all the people and dogs .
And when he isn't on vest he can be a dog and he knows the difference between eat and no vest. (:

shilorio 03-11-2014 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Tratkins (Post 5177354)
Looking great! We are starting training next week at a place that also trains service/therapy dogs. I am looking forward to determining if Samson has a knack for either as he grows and develops!

It's amzing when the dog have that instinct and does it naturally ! It's amazing what dogs can do ! I'd like to hear more updates on your guy(:

Zeeva 03-11-2014 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by shilorio (Post 5177554)
Excactly (:
If you let a working dog have all the love and distractions while on vest he will then think it's okay to focus on other people other than his handler. Which is no good at all!! Because you want your dog to focus on what you need him to be doing (his tasks)
Elios is in training for anxiety and panic attacks so say, when I'm having a anxiety attack he nudges me and distracts me . He knows " deep therapy pressure" which is when he lays on my lap with pressure. It calms people down who are having attacks.
Back to the no touch patches, a lot of people just come up and pet your service dog and it gets so frustrating it really does haha. He gets socialized by seeing all the people and dogs .
And when he isn't on vest he can be a dog and he knows the difference between eat and no vest. (:

This is so awesome c:

Thank you!

Tratkins 03-11-2014 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by shilorio (Post 5177570)
It's amzing when the dog have that instinct and does it naturally ! It's amazing what dogs can do ! I'd like to hear more updates on your guy(:

Thank you! Interestingly, a couple of weeks ago, I took Samson to a local outdoor mall for a walk so he could see stores, cars, people etc and proofing some commands with those distractions. I made a quick stop at the Apple store to make an appointment (cracked my iPhone...again!). Anyway, while I was taking to the customer service guy, I had put Samson in a sit/stay and he laid watching me intently the whole time (I treated about every 60 seconds to keep his focus). He was perfect and I was dancing inside! There was a lady across the store that I had noticed was watching us intently. I thought she just wanted to pet my cutie, but after I released him and we were headed out the door, she actually approached me and said she had been working with service/therapy dogs for 20 years and could totally "see" something in him and was very impressed in our work together with him being so young. She watched me do a few other commands with him and he did great...even with a family standing by waiting for their turn to pet him, he didn't waiver! I was so happy! I am so excited to see how he continues to develop (he just turned 4 months). We are starting next week with the AKC STAR Puppy and will move on from there!

shilorio 03-12-2014 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Tratkins (Post 5179866)
Thank you! Interestingly, a couple of weeks ago, I took Samson to a local outdoor mall for a walk so he could see stores, cars, people etc and proofing some commands with those distractions. I made a quick stop at the Apple store to make an appointment (cracked my iPhone...again!). Anyway, while I was taking to the customer service guy, I had put Samson in a sit/stay and he laid watching me intently the whole time (I treated about every 60 seconds to keep his focus). He was perfect and I was dancing inside! There was a lady across the store that I had noticed was watching us intently. I thought she just wanted to pet my cutie, but after I released him and we were headed out the door, she actually approached me and said she had been working with service/therapy dogs for 20 years and could totally "see" something in him and was very impressed in our work together with him being so young. She watched me do a few other commands with him and he did great...even with a family standing by waiting for their turn to pet him, he didn't waiver! I was so happy! I am so excited to see how he continues to develop (he just turned 4 months). We are starting next week with the AKC STAR Puppy and will move on from there!

That's awesome!! (: he's sounds like he is on the right track!! (:


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