Training videos from Missy's house

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Postby Hundilein » November 6th, 2009, 12:06 am

Here they are. I have to warn you, now that I sit and watch them, they are rather long and not very exciting. (And these are all of me because Missy was a bit camera shy :) ) Please excuse my dorky voice, and all the mistakes I made!

Sammy plays "Look at That".
Sammy has a bad habit of barking when someone drives up to the house, and we got the chance to get some good video of "look at that" when Bristol's sister got to the house. The dog you hear barking in the video is Renee; Sammy's bark is not that big :wink:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd-_gGagZPw

Gotty learns to go to bed
We worked on shaping Gotty to go to bed. This was the first time we worked with him on this, so it takes him a while to figure it out. If you don't want to watch a bunch of Gotty sniffing around, skip to around 3:30. That's where he starts to really figure it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjWMOhhOY80

Shaping Kinzyl to bow
This is part two, part one was too long to put on youtube. We decided to work on shaping Kinzyl to bow. To start out, I clicked for her looking down. This video shows a lot of things NOT to do when working on an exercise like this, especially with a dog who is new to the clicker. To start with, we should have worked for very short sessions. I also didn't click often enough, and missed several "clickable" looks. And there were just a few distractions going on :wink: We didn't get the full bow because I ran out of treats, and Travis called us in for dinner!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrs51L6DcoQ

Teaching Sammy to down - FAIL!
Our attempt at down with Sammy. He had been doing it beautifully earlier in the day, so we decided to film it and of course he would not cooperate. Later on we discovered that the problem was that Sammy does not lay down on cold concrete. When we were in the sun, he was okay, and when we put a blanket down, he was downing like a champ. Of course we didn't get it on video. :rolleyes2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzyzYQe5mtY

I wish we had taken more video. Maybe next time. :mrgreen: And this may be the kick I need to try to get some video of the shelter dogs.
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Postby TheRedQueen » November 6th, 2009, 12:10 am

Sammy's really liking LAT! :)

I'll check out the other videos tomorrow... :D

and you don't have a dorky voice...not with that cute drawwwl. ;)
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Postby madremissy » November 6th, 2009, 12:27 am

The shaping was really interesting to watch and do. :D

I promise Sammy had was doing down great and Sarah then at his next session he wouldn't do it for anything. She brought out the blanket and he plopped down so fast every time. It was funny. Spoiled dogs don't like their butts cold. :crazy2:
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Postby Malli » November 6th, 2009, 4:13 am

Holy cow! :shock: Kinzyl and particularly Gotty are big! Like, Oscar big :D

looks like fun for all :)
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Postby iluvk9 » November 6th, 2009, 7:03 am

WOW! I am going to start clicker training with Truman. Maybe even Lenny. I can stand around for 10 minutes!

Thanks for showing us.
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Postby hugapitbull » November 6th, 2009, 8:00 am

madremissy wrote:The shaping was really interesting to watch and do. :D

I promise Sammy had was doing down great and Sarah then at his next session he wouldn't do it for anything. She brought out the blanket and he plopped down so fast every time. It was funny. Spoiled dogs don't like their butts cold. :crazy2:


Trouble will not Sit on a cold surface - tile, concrete. She's ok with Down, just won't put her butt on the cold surface. We use a rug for her also. Do you think she is spoiled beyond belief? :wink:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » November 6th, 2009, 8:10 am

Awesome! Couple questions though:

1. In Kinzyl's video, what were you looking for before clicking? I noticed sometimes she put her head down and you didn't click, like you were waiting on something else - were you waiting for her to stop sniffing?

2. You were using luring to teach Sammy down - did you try luring to teach Kinzyl to bow? I would think that would have been a lot easier!

Not criticizing at all, just curious!

And goodness I just wanted to smush Gotty's noggin!!! Just chew it up! :shock:
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Postby Hundilein » November 6th, 2009, 9:44 am

1. In Kinzyl's video, what were you looking for before clicking? I noticed sometimes she put her head down and you didn't click, like you were waiting on something else - were you waiting for her to stop sniffing?

I was just looking for her putting her head down, and you're right, I missed a ton of opportunities. Though in that video, I might have upped criteria a bit to just dipping her head rather than sniffing. Like I said, that was not a very good example. But since we forgot to video a lot of stuff, I figured I'd post it anyway. :)

2. You were using luring to teach Sammy down - did you try luring to teach Kinzyl to bow? I would think that would have been a lot easier!

We did not lure Kinzyl to bow, and with her, it probably would have been a lot easier. I just wanted to work on shaping, and I figured that a Princess should be able to curtsy, so we chose that to shape. I think we would have made a lot more progress if I hadn't been so out of it, and if we had done several really short sessions instead of one super long one.

And goodness I just wanted to smush Gotty's noggin!!! Just chew it up!

I concur :dance:
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