Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Stouffville Ontario Canada
If you can apply the +r before the behaviour, you might successfully train a different behaviour. In other words, dog looks at table to jump up, you say off, or whatever, dog doesn't jump up & collects treat. So at worst, dog learns to do interesting tricks with his/her head. But you can't be on the ball all the time, so you get what's happening now.
She reminds me soooo much of my Dynamo when we got her; she would drive our senior dog nuts if allowed too.
For seriously important stuff, I'd quit 'asking' and make sure you can back that up (sounds like you already know how), and keep on using plenty of +r training for everything that applies.
Where I'm coming from is this: Dynamo had high prey drive for our cats. We tried purely positive training, redirection, and while it seemed to be working her level of excitement ramped up, not down, and while she understood that obeying meant yummy things, she clearly considered the cats her eventual reward. So we eventually switched tactics in regards to the cats (prong) and she quickly learned not to do that. She turned to be VERY good with cats. We also never stopped all the +r training, but had notable exceptions.
Some very good advice here too.
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Cats: Riker, Simba, Batman
Angels: Dynamo GSD, Zandor GSD Mix, Misha GSD
Me: Artist, geeked out on dog training