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playing fetch

Postby pitXgsd » Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:50 am

I want to teach my 12 week old puppy how to play fetch. i was walking through the park today and saw some guy playing fetch with his dog which i was really inspired by because the guy didnt even say anything he would just hit the ball with his bat and the dog would go get it. he had a good looking athletic dog too. you could hear it running from a mile away. real athletic. i believe it was a dogo argentino.

if anyone knows how to teach please explain how to do it thanks. and if you guys know any other cool games you could play with a dog please explain how to teach it to a dog thanks

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Re: playing fetch

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Re: playing fetch

Postby tiva » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:49 am

Nice article! I got halfway through it, thinking "boy that sounds a lot like Amie." Then duh--cute photos of Oscar. Can he do my taxes for me, please?

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Re: playing fetch

Postby Amie » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:52 pm

Well, the good news is he works for marrow bones, but the bad news is he won't give them back if you get audited.

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Re: playing fetch

Postby chewbecca » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:24 am

Amie wrote:http://bmoredog.org/Clickretrieve.htm



Dude, Amie, you rock.

I always get so confused when it comes to training exercises.
Watching people do things looks so much easier than actually READING the instructions for it.

But your article makes SENSE. You write very well, and make it very easy for people to be able to visualize your instructions.

But one simple thing that confuses me with clicker training is: With your flashlight example, in the beginning, you drop it in front of you, as it is stuffed with the NOMZ treats for Oscar, you say you "mark" as he nudges it.
So, when you click when he nudges it, are you also treating immediately afterwards?

This is so simple, I know, but I'm kind of an idiot with this stuff. lol

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Re: playing fetch

Postby Amie » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:31 am

You click the second he nudges, you feed every time you click.

And thank you!

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Re: playing fetch

Postby ammadien » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:19 pm

^yep, spot on Amie. I used your article about a year ago to teach fetch.

Click always = reward, I didn't understand that bit at first either. Even if you miss on your marker signal the dog still gets the treat. It's so awesome because it puts the work on you and being aware of your dog.

Nate

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Re: playing fetch

Postby chewbecca » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:39 pm

Well, I cannot find any of my damn clickers!

I don't know where they are!
They got packed up with Ella's stuff, and I simply cannot find them.

But I did try "fetch" with Luke for a little bit by just "marking" with my voice (I didn't have any other options other than an air horn, and I highly doubt that would have gone over well. lol ).

I stuffed an orbee with a few treats, did the whole "YES!" when he sniffed it. Eventually we went from there to me tossing it all the way down the yard, and he ran to get it.
He even started to bring it back, but the ball is slightly too big for his mouth still.

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Re: playing fetch

Postby Amie » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:11 pm

You can snap your fingers, click your tongue, whistle, whatever you want - just be sure you don't do that any other time!

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Re: playing fetch

Postby chewbecca » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:16 pm

I'll just pop into my dog food store and grab a clicker tomorrow.
It's right down the street from me. :thumbsup:


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