mnp13 wrote:Yeah, well, "clicker training hippie mom" must do something right because she can leave her dog in a room for a few hours with bags of treats sitting on a chair, and that bag will still be there when she comes back. Maybe we all need to be hippies for a while. Hey Demo! Go get some tie dyes
Kuuuummmbbbaaayyyaaaaahhhh...everyone join hands now...dance around barefoot.......you too Demo....
dlynne1123 wrote: Then when done. both back into crates. LIke a little time to think about what they did right.
This is one thing I never "got." The guy we used to train with used to do that between sessions of bite work. I never understood it at all. Riggs have never liked his crate at all, he hasn't since the first minute I got him, and I have worked extensively to get him used to it, and in the three and a half years I've had him he has never gotten better about it. John used to have me out him (a long and difficult process) and the "reward" after the out was to stick him back in the crate. huh? He lets go - which he doesn't want to do - and the next thing I do is something that he hates. So what's his incentive to let go next time? I was always explained to me that they will "think about the last thing they did and be more excited about it when they come out" which is true for dogs who like their crates, but if you have a dog who doesn't completely love its crate - or is at least completely indifferent to it - then in my opinion you're not doing yourself any favors in this department.
I agree...and honestly...even though my dogs like their crates, and go into them willingly...are they really "thinking" about things in there? I'm not sure they're capable of complex thoughts like that...and not sure they'd be thinking about the good things they just did if they can think like that.