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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-08-2015, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Training different times of day

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I am working toward a BH. My girl is VERY food motivated and somewhat ball motivated. So I stick to food for my focused heeling work. When I train in the early morning or in the evening, I get nice energetic work. In the middle of the day, she is sluggish no matter what I do.

Today, I have decided not to feed any breakfast and no tracking lessons. I will feed her breakfast in our training session around noon.

Anyone else have this problem or any suggestions? TIA
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Some people will measure out a meal,bag it up,and basically have the dog work for it's food.Might work for you

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Well, I just got back from trying out my idea. Before I left, I made sure she was super hungry. Still the same.
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3 obedience sessions a day would flatten my dogs too. Sometimes less is more.

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3 obedience sessions a day would flatten my dogs too. Sometimes less is more.
No I don't do 3 sessions a day. I just usually train in the morning OR evening. Yes I live in a warm climate, which is beginning to cool off. It was about 79. Today. She is 13 months.
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Maybe she has pano (she's the right age)? Maybe you are pushing her to hard and not rewarding enough? Maybe she's hot? Look at other factors than the dog.

When I have an issue, it's rarely my dog. It's usually something I'm doing.




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Some people will measure out a meal,bag it up,and basically have the dog work for it's food.Might work for you
Thank you for reminding me of this. I usually do this when pups are really young. It never occurred to me to do it now. I tried it today. It might be the ticket. This coupled with breaking up each exercise in the BH and doing them for 2 - 3 minutes at different times and playing/ feeding rewarding profusely. Very short sessions often.

I am using her breakfast throughout the day. I like what I see so far.
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I am also working toward a BH. I also have some motivation problems(?) with the heeling, feels sometime like both her and I are sluggish at some point. I do with toys though. Figured out that my problem can be not rewarding often enough and keeping too long sessions.

How many times a week do you or should you train heeling? I also think its something you should train a little everywhere, right..with distracitons?

gsdluvr, tell me later on how it goes, if you found the solution for your problem
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