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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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I have been trying to come up with some other non-obedience things to teach Mandalay. I'd like to teach her to take a bow. Since this is not a normal activity for her (I have never seen her stretch like this - she always stretches her back side out, never her front side down) I cant mark the behavior in a natural setting. Ideas?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 01:06 PM
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Re: Bow?

Try luring her as if into a down, but marking and delivering the treat before her butt hits. The timing is kinda tricky since you want to make sure she doesn't actually lay all the way down.

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Re: Bow?

I lure into a down and before the butt goes down I catch it and hold it up. Click or mark that moment. Reward. Keep working at it.

I like teaching a crawl too. Kids think that is funny.

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Re: Bow?

I taught it using a lure, but instead of putting the lure in front of her nose as if you were luring a down, I put the treat low down but in, near her chest. To keep her from just doing a down instead I would raise the treat back up as soon as she lowered her front legs, so instead of moving fully into a down she stood back up.


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Re: Bow?

I pretty much taught it the same way. I happen to have a video of my process too.


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