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Increasing speed of execution

I'm curious what methods some of you have used to speed up a dog's execution of commands ?


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I don't know if it's right or not but this is what I did....disclaimer: my dog is a bit of a hot mess right now but he's got fast sits, downs, recall and finish.

After the position was taught and I was looking for speed I'd make sure the reward was delivered faster, now I only offer a reward for fast execution, if it is slow I use a verbal marker and do it again.

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I don't know if it's right or not but this is what I did....disclaimer: my dog is a bit of a hot mess right now but he's got fast sits, downs, recall and finish.

After the position was taught and I was looking for speed I'd make sure the reward was delivered faster, now I only offer a reward for fast execution, if it is slow I use a verbal marker and do it again.
The hot mess comment made me lol.


Op- I noticed that the fastest execution of commands came when I also had the highest level reward. So my female is with a ball typically. My male is for his meals :relaxed:
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The hot mess comment made me lol.


Op- I noticed that the fastest execution of commands came when I also had the highest level reward. So my female is with a ball typically. My male is for his meals :relaxed:
haha just being honest - I wish you were still on the East Coast so we could come visit it's going to be a summer of road trips.

Yes the reward is important, he's a fool for a tug so that's what we used.

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The two general things I find G, are immediate rewarding and level of attention/drive. Its one of the reasons I don't worry about any of it in just casual walks or hanging out. I don't stress if he sits slow at a crosswalk.

I find it easier too, to create that attitude right from the beginning rather then go back and try to speed it up, so I try to work at a pretty decent pace and then add the control part a little later on.

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The two general things I find G, are immediate rewarding and level of attention/drive. Its one of the reasons I don't worry about any of it in just casual walks or hanging out. I don't stress if he sits slow at a crosswalk.

I find it easier too, to create that attitude right from the beginning rather then go back and try to speed it up, so I try to work at a pretty decent pace and then add the control part a little later on.
Thats the better way to word what I attempted to say, lol.

Make them crazy for something (toy, food, etc), intermittently reward the drive behavior and then throw in the obedience. So don't ask for the positions until they're already jacked up in drive and don't make them do a bunch of them every time. Sometimes just reward that focused energy.

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There are a lot of ways to do it. Like Gator said you can jack them up before you ask for it, or you can use e collar or prong and add negative reinforcement to make things happen quicker so that they move quickly to escape the pressure and then release into something they're crazy for as soon as it happens.
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I did a double take upon seeing the subject of this post. I guess I've been watching to much ISIS stuff on TV...
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Appreciate all the input.....good stuff....and sensible.

Sunflowers....appreciate the levity.


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