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Postby fenella » October 30th, 2009, 4:31 pm

Here's a great video on using the Premack Principle for fence fighting. Excellent illustration of the clicker in action (and a cute bully to boot!). Granted, the dog in question doesn't appear to want to EAT the dog on the other side of the fence, but it is still a great video. I am trying to apply this to Murphy. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yOJ4s0cgCY
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » October 30th, 2009, 4:59 pm

I love the Premack Principle. I'm trying to use it more and more with Inara.
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Postby Malli » October 30th, 2009, 5:06 pm

interesting...

whats the deal with clicker training? Do I need to go to a class to learn it?
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Postby fenella » October 30th, 2009, 5:20 pm

I learned clicker training from Erin... :mrgreen: There's nothing particularly special about the clicker itself...it is just makes a unique, consistent sound that marks the behavior you want repeated. The dog learns that click=treat and will repeat the behavior that is getting him treats. (Plus clickers are cheap and easy to carry). Instead of pushing your dog's butt down to the ground to get him to sit, for example, you teach the dog what the clicker means (click, treat...click, treat) then eventually click when the dog sits down on his own. He gets a treat. Trying to get another treat, he sits again...and you build the behavior that way. This, of course, is a gross over-simplification, but it is the general idea. It can be slow-going at first, but once the dog becomes clicker-savvy, they often will show a whole range of behaviors trying to figure out what is going to get them a treat. I really like it and have so much fun training. There are many clicker trainers out there, and many good books and resources. Karen Pryor is one of the experts in the area. Her website is http://www.clickertraining.com/ which has some more articles and videos. I'm sure Erin and others have a lot more, but that will get you started.

I'm sure that others have differing opinions on how to stop fence fighting...I just wanted to share this video because it explains the principle so well. This is the route I am taking.
I try my best to not have them out at the same time as the neighbor's dogs, but the neighbor dogs have access to the door to get out in the yard whenever they want, so working through it is our only practical option. Murphy has always been buddies with their first dog, but they recently added a second 6 year old un-neutered male rescue (both Shiba Inus). The new, second dog is the one that Murphy doesn't like.
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Postby madremissy » October 30th, 2009, 5:38 pm

I can't wait for Sarah to get her Wednesday and show me some clicker training.!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Hundilein » October 30th, 2009, 8:17 pm

Premack is awesome! I've used it to work on Renee's recalls, loose leash walking, and focus during agility and flyball. I couldn't believe it the first time I told her to go sniff and she looked at me like, "no thanks, I'd rather walk right next to you instead". It's a little scary the first time you do it. You should have seen some people's faces when our agility trainer told us to tell the dogs to go explore and just let them go if they ran off in the middle of a sequence. But it really does work.
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Postby mnp13 » October 30th, 2009, 8:23 pm

madremissy wrote:I can't wait for Sarah to get her Wednesday and show me some clicker training.!!!!!!!!!!!


Though I detest Gary Wilkes, his website has a lot of easy to follow information. These articles are GREAT:

http://www.clickandtreat.com/Clicker_Training/GG/gg.htm
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » October 30th, 2009, 8:44 pm

Why do you hate Gary Wilkes?
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Postby madremissy » October 30th, 2009, 9:41 pm

mnp13 wrote:
madremissy wrote:I can't wait for Sarah to get her Wednesday and show me some clicker training.!!!!!!!!!!!


Though I detest Gary Wilkes, his website has a lot of easy to follow information. These articles are GREAT:

http://www.clickandtreat.com/Clicker_Training/GG/gg.htm


Thanks Michelle. I have been printing so much out I ran out of ink but I am going to get some more tomorrow. I will read that tomorrow.
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Postby LMM » October 30th, 2009, 9:47 pm

That's a fence fight? I should video Four and the dog next door :rolleyes2:

I am becoming more and more interested in clicker trainer for sure though!
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Postby mnp13 » October 30th, 2009, 9:59 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:Why do you hate Gary Wilkes?


Gary Wilkes has made more than one "those dogs" comments about Pit Bulls at his seminars, and I know that from people who have actually been at the seminars.
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Postby TheRedQueen » October 31st, 2009, 12:10 am

Hundilein wrote:Premack is awesome! I've used it to work on Renee's recalls, loose leash walking, and focus during agility and flyball. I couldn't believe it the first time I told her to go sniff and she looked at me like, "no thanks, I'd rather walk right next to you instead". It's a little scary the first time you do it. You should have seen some people's faces when our agility trainer told us to tell the dogs to go explore and just let them go if they ran off in the middle of a sequence. But it really does work.


I've used the Premack Principle on my dogs' wildlife chasing...Xander for squirrels, and Score for deer (and my old basset hound for rabbits). Fantastic...I can call them off running critters now, because SOMETIMES they get released to chase. :D I :heartbeat: Premack.
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Postby Hundilein » October 31st, 2009, 12:19 am

TheRedQueen wrote:
Hundilein wrote:Premack is awesome! I've used it to work on Renee's recalls, loose leash walking, and focus during agility and flyball. I couldn't believe it the first time I told her to go sniff and she looked at me like, "no thanks, I'd rather walk right next to you instead". It's a little scary the first time you do it. You should have seen some people's faces when our agility trainer told us to tell the dogs to go explore and just let them go if they ran off in the middle of a sequence. But it really does work.


I've used the Premack Principle on my dogs' wildlife chasing...Xander for squirrels, and Score for deer (and my old basset hound for rabbits). Fantastic...I can call them off running critters now, because SOMETIMES they get released to chase. :D I :heartbeat: Premack.


I wish I had a safe place to let Renee chase squirrels. I know it would help so much. There are never any squirrels in the yard here, and I don't have access to a fenced area where squirrels hang out anymore.
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Postby Malli » October 31st, 2009, 2:37 am

I'd just like to point out that if you step back and look at the turn this thread has taken (and out of context) it would seem just a little whacky , like: "what person would want their dog to chase squirrels?"

just wanted to interject that random thought here...

and, I am still interested in clicker training :)
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