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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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How do I teach my dog LAT? Before I started trying LAT with a neutral object, I used to treat when he looks at a stranger or dog to associate them as good things. Now he can't keep his eyes off and only looks back when I click. Seems like it imprinted a habit in him to stare. The purpose I want to teach LAT is to have my dog to look back at me for focus and I can't seem to do it!!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 09:03 AM
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Hi Kev

Exactly what problem are you having with your dog, that you're using the LAT for? Is he afraid of other dogs?
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It sounds like you clicked and treated him when he was looking at the object?

You need to wait him out. Click when he looks back at you and treat a little above his head and at your body so he develops muscle memory to look back at you.

If he just won't look at you, when he looks at the object, you can mark and treat back at your body so it forces his head to turn and look at you and that will develop the movement you want to teach him to look at you.

Now...LAT is a behavior modification. Look at the scary object and look back. If you are trying to teach focus just for the sake of focus, that is a different command.

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