I love my fireplace too! The gas logs actually can heat my house in a pinch, I''m always worried about a power outage in the winter...Great video!
I've been doing the perch training with Madix just about every day. He's just gotten to the point where I can send him from the farthest away I can get in my apartment and he'll hop right up there. He's also just gotten to the point where his enthusiasm is enough to tip the perch over - it doesn't bother/phase him at all either.
Do your dogs turn one way much easier than the other? Or at least did they start out that way?
P.S. REALLY jealous of your fireplace...
I just started perch training a couple of weeks ago and I quit after we have several things that are very good or close to perfect in a row. If he's struggling on something though, then I quit after I get something even resembling what I was asking. My dog never gets bored with repetition so I never have to worry about quitting early enough. However, I like to make sure the sessions are short enough that he learns something and is not overwhelmed by a lot of "stuff" at once.Is the video a pretty good representation of how many times and how long you have them jump per normal session? Just wondering how much is enough versus too much.
Whitedog404, I think our pups 'learn' to wait for us to have them lifted into stuff and don't realize they are now 'big dogs' and can do it themselves!!That's pretty impressive to me because I have a weird situation with Dexter (11 months). I think it's my fault, but I don't think he realizes he has hind legs! I've always helped him up in cars, etc because I didn't want him to hurt himself. Now, while he can (finally) jump on a couch, he still can't jump into the cargo area of my Jeep. I'll get him to put his front paws up, but he never thinks to lift his hind legs. Anyone have any tips? He doesn't have any physical problems, I think I've spoiled him or something. I carried up and the the stairs for months when I first got him. Sheesh! Would it help to train him to jump a bar?