I askd the neighbor if she could bring her dog out diesel likes her but usually acts up and cries when i dont let him play with her. I told her to sit on her porch with her. I had the chicken and anytime diesel would look at her i would say look and wait for him to look and he would get the chicken. He was doing fantastic again like a pro.
That being said, you have to work up to that level of attention but it is do-able. You're not going to get it in just a few days. However, if you continue to reward him heavily (praise, treats, games) when he is looking at you or when he reorients to you, you'll get there.
When i say diesel watch me do i hold the treat up to my eyes or do i just wait until he looks at my eyes and then give him a treat.
i had him on his long leash but put it down and tried a down and walked away from him and he held his down until i walked back and said diesel come.
I would like to encourage you not to do this. It's VERY hard not to get excited about progress, but it's also dangerous territory. He is not solid in his focus and he's not solid in his sits. I totally understand how you feel. You see huge improvements in his behavior and it's hard to not say "wow, look how great he's doing, now I'll try this."
If he had broken his down when you walked away and reverted to his previous behavior, you likely would have set yourself back farther then when you started - because he would have learned "as soon as mom isn't next to me, I can do whatever I want."
Please believe me, I'm speaking from experience here . I've set myself back many times by doing exactly the same thing. That's the best part of forum communities - being able to learn from someone else's mistakes! Might as well take advantage of it.
donnynannette wrote:I went out to eat with my family for dinner tonight and its right by the pet store. I talked my husband into stopping in because they are turning into a petco so everything they have is really cheap right now. I saw that they had treat bags for 50 percent off they had one that ive wanted for a while but i just couldnt see paying 16.00 for it. Its one of the big ones and it snaps closed and open like a purse. Its really nice but still 16.00 for a treat bag is alot but 8.00 waas reasonable. So i got it today. I also got some more natural balance rolls. I cant wait to try it out tommorow.
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