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Postby furever_pit » January 30th, 2010, 12:21 pm

I think this is kinda funny, and it's not something I have ever seen a dog do before so I thought I would share.

Over the last few days Gator has decided that the down command does not necessarily refer to his rear. I'll give him the command, he will go into the correct down position and then slowly he sneaks his butt back up until he is in a play bow. It cracks me up!

We're already working on fixing the behavior by marking and rewarding him for putting his bum back on the ground. He's a smart cookie so I'm not too worried about it. But, I do think I'm going to have to start marking his play bows and see if I can come up with anything fun to do with it.
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Postby Malli » January 30th, 2010, 3:16 pm

turn it into a Bow! Oscar has one (though I taught it differently) and the hand signal is me bowing to him - so we bow to eachother :D
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Postby furever_pit » January 30th, 2010, 3:27 pm

ahh cool!
Gator will love that.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 30th, 2010, 3:39 pm

When I was teaching Inara to play bow when she was a puppy (silly me for letting her forget it!), I would say "bravo!" and she would take a bow. :)
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Postby Jenn » January 30th, 2010, 6:11 pm

I love it, sounds adorable :)
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Postby Hundilein » January 31st, 2010, 12:17 am

My cue for the bow is "ta-da!"
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Postby furever_pit » January 31st, 2010, 12:31 am

I'm thinking of pairing the bow and a bark for some kind of greeting thing.
I'm going to have pay more attention to his goober behaviors and try to capture them. He's a really funny guy sometimes.
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