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post #41 of 146 (permalink) Old 05-10-2007, 02:13 PM
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If you don't have your dog's attention, you can't teach him anything. So, think of it as the foundation of all other training.

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Thanks! THat is what I told them but I wanted to be sure. Makes complete sense!

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hi,
I read your post this morning and I tried it with my dog and he looked at my hands for the longest time , then he gave me eye contact and and I rewarded him , I and over and now he looks me in the eye right away when I do it and that is amaizing , but I am wondering what is the next step?
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Hold out for longer eye contact before rewarding, start requiring eye contact for EVERYTHING, add distractions, work in different places under different circumstances, anything you can think of.

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ok thanks I will do that next
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i love this post... i cant wait to try this with Drayko today...
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Thank you so much for this post I have been using it on Benny and it is working!!!

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I use it as part of Nothing In Life Is Free. During our walks, there are places that I let Zack sniff & play in. When we approach, we stop (this isn't heeling, it's just casual walking.) He doesn't get the "OK" command until he has looked at me & held my gaze for a few seconds to a minute.

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Great thread. This is helping me a lot because Apollo's trainer sucked for $800.00. All I heard from them was "he's just way too much dog for you.". Whatever. I mean, what the heck else am I supposed to do? He's our family. Like telling me he's too much for me isn't going to help. Ugh...
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Quote:I use it as part of Nothing In Life Is Free. During our walks, there are places that I let Zack sniff & play in. When we approach, we stop (this isn't heeling, it's just casual walking.) He doesn't get the "OK" command until he has looked at me & held my gaze for a few seconds to a minute.
I do the same thing. But rather than a usual place to stop and sniff, if they appear particularly interested in checking something out (a lawn, a bush), I'll stop, make them sit and make eye contact, and then release them with "okay, go sniff". When I'm ready to keep moving I give the "let's go" command and start walking again.

will_and_jamie, that's just dumb! What the heck are you paying for if not to learn to deal with your "too much dog". Hopefully you'll find a better trainer who can help you.

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