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by amyd
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Ian Dunbar and methods
Replies: 23
Views: 463

Re: Ian Dunbar and methods

Also, remember, there is a huge difference between a bribe and a reward :)
by amyd
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Hello Bully Collar
Replies: 34
Views: 1101

Re: Hello Bully Collar

Don't forget you are staying at my place :twisted:
Between that, the Collarmania, the Paco and other items, I think we will have some bidding ;) wars
by amyd
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Hello Bully Collar
Replies: 34
Views: 1101

Re: Hello Bully Collar

Thanks you so much for the collar and the nudge to everyone to attend the gala! It is our big event.
I know I will be bidding on this item!
by amyd
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Worst recall ever
Replies: 28
Views: 672

Re: Worst recall ever

Oh my did I leave some typos! :oops: My last sentence should say:
Also a good time to work on stays and name recognition
by amyd
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Worst recall ever
Replies: 28
Views: 672

Re: Worst recall ever

Like Tiva, said start separately. When you add another dog, decrease the distance and the distractions around you at first, then you can build up to further away and more things going on around you.
It is alsoo a great time to work on stays and bane recognition.
by amyd
Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: training with treats
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: training with treats

Bits of chopped up left-over meat are also great. But oh do they stink when you forget them and leave them in the treat bag, which you stored in the car on a hot day. Ekk. They turn green!

Ugh been there done that. And of course it was when I had already offered to ride some one home too. :oops:
by amyd
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: training with treats
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: training with treats

Always consider how exciting the treat is to the dog, verses what the dog is learning or what you are reinforcing. Using high value treats in every situation can decrease the value of that treat and other already less exciting treats. It may also cause over arousal. This over arousal may cause mout...
by amyd
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: training with treats
Replies: 7
Views: 226

training with treats

Using Treats in Training There are some things to keep in mind to correctly use treat rewards when training: Ø Be aware of where your hands are. If they are always holding the treats or in the pocket where the treats are located, the dog will simply learn to focus on the hand or area where the treat...
by amyd
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Worst recall ever
Replies: 28
Views: 672

Re: Worst recall ever

I wrote this for our news leter, but it may be useful for you: A good recall is an important tool to teach your dog. It is an obedience skill that, at some point in time, may be crucial for your dog’s safety. First things first, your dog is not being stubborn, ignoring you on purpose or a bad dog! M...
by amyd
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: THE treat bag?
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: THE treat bag?

I use home depot nail aprons. Very cheap, washable and huge pakets. It is also good for dogs who tend to focus on the bait bags.http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xr5/h_d2/Navigation?Ns=P_Price_401|0&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&rpp=12&Ntt=apron&Ntk=All&Ntx...
by amyd
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Who wants to win a free Collar Mania -game 2
Replies: 112
Views: 1848

Re: Who wants to win a free Collar Mania -game 2

Count Dena or Porter in too
by amyd
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Frustrating.
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Frustrating.

Something that can really help is getting the dog to reorient back to you BEFORE even going in to class. When you get out of your car, stop and wait for eye contact then wait for him to offer a default sit. Then when you get to the door, do the same thing. Once you enter the door of the building do ...
by amyd
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Keep Newty in your thoughts
Replies: 37
Views: 2293

Re: Keep Newty in your thoughts

How is he doing?
by amyd
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Decreasing drive? Looking for hints
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Decreasing drive? Looking for hints

I've known a couple ball-obessessed dogs before... the best method that I've found is to do lots of impulse control training exercises with the ball being the end reward. Yes, she offers default behaviors to get the play, but any other time(when there is not the promise of a ball) it is all she can...

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