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Postby mnp13 » June 23rd, 2006, 11:57 am

Last night was my first night training with Lisa, I'm giving marker training a try with both Riggs and Ruby.

Ruby caught on rather quickly "touch the pole get a treat..." Ruby is a pig.

Riggs is a little slower on it because he has zero manners taking food (or toys for that matter) so I have to fix that first. I've done no training with him for about 8 weeks now, so he's way way way out of listening mode which isn't helping either.

I'll keep you updated!
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Postby Patch O' Pits » June 23rd, 2006, 12:01 pm

Sounds like fun! Will you be doing agility?

LOL Girls are always better listeners :wink:
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Postby mnp13 » June 23rd, 2006, 12:07 pm

Ruby likes agility, so we may get back into it. Riggs is a "little" uncoordinated, so I'm not sure about him.
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Postby Maryellen » June 23rd, 2006, 12:58 pm

marker training is fun..
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Postby realpitbull » June 23rd, 2006, 1:47 pm

Cool, Michelle!

Are you using a verbal marker, or a clicker?
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Postby Patch O' Pits » June 23rd, 2006, 1:56 pm

Maryellen wrote:marker training is fun..
I agree :clap:
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Postby mnp13 » June 23rd, 2006, 2:05 pm

realpitbull wrote:Cool, Michelle!

Are you using a verbal marker, or a clicker?


no clickers! (I have a phobia)

I'm making a 'chick' sound, like what you do when you get a horse to switch gaits.
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Postby Romanwild » June 23rd, 2006, 2:40 pm

"touch the pole get a treat..."

I love that game!
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Postby Romanwild » June 23rd, 2006, 2:44 pm

I was going to call you back and mention that as an option (marker training). lol

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Postby mnp13 » June 23rd, 2006, 2:53 pm

Romanwild wrote:"touch the pole get a treat..."

I love that game!


charles, go get a girlfriend. :D
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Postby Romanwild » June 23rd, 2006, 2:58 pm

Just to play that game! Good idea!
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Postby cheekymunkee » June 23rd, 2006, 3:16 pm

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Postby realpitbull » June 23rd, 2006, 3:24 pm

Well, have fun with it. But I'll warn you, it starts as dabbling and turns into full blown marker-training obsession! :D
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Postby lipshipsattitude » June 23rd, 2006, 4:36 pm

What is this marker training you talk about? Rory is ok but stubborn (as some of you know) is there a site or book you could reccomned for this. Its not clicker training is it? She didnt respond to well to that and I rather use hand signals, she likes those better. She has done a couple of obediance classes but I'm always looking for ways to improve her obediance!
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Postby mnp13 » June 23rd, 2006, 4:43 pm

Clicker training is marker training, but marker training is not necessarily clicker training.

If Ruby the slug will do marker training, any dog will do marker training.
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Postby lipshipsattitude » June 23rd, 2006, 5:52 pm

Ok I'll go do a google!
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Postby realpitbull » June 23rd, 2006, 6:42 pm

Marker training or clicker training....same exact thing, it's just that the "marker" can vary. It's training using a conditioned positive reinforcer.

Can I be nosy and ask what your dog didn't like about clicker training?
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Postby concreterose » June 23rd, 2006, 9:00 pm

oohhh, marker training is SO fun...and is most definitely addictive. I use marker training to teach Vicki tricks...she loves, loves, loves it!
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Postby mnp13 » June 23rd, 2006, 11:37 pm

I ... am ... not ... doing ... clicker ... training ...

I am doing marker training. what is the difference? I've met more than my share of "clicker nazis", I've never met someone who does "marker trainig' who is nearly that rabid.

Yes, it's semanitcs... but they are important semantics!!!
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Postby katiek0417 » June 24th, 2006, 7:32 am

mnp13 wrote:I ... am ... not ... doing ... clicker ... training ...

I am doing marker training. what is the difference? I've met more than my share of "clicker nazis", I've never met someone who does "marker trainig' who is nearly that rabid.

Yes, it's semanitcs... but they are important semantics!!!


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