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borellar15
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Tell us about yourself: Living in Austin, Texas with our dogs Zoey(DS), Henry (DS) and Tripper(labX). In college, I worked as a Handler and Assistant Manager of a training and daycare facility for 3 years where I've handled many working dogs. For the past 2 years I have been training Zoey and Henry and we have made some tremendous progress together.
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Re: Mustang Training

Post by borellar15 »

So one thing I would mention by watching the previous video not the new one. Aside from the excessive clicking the new video looks great but the previous one, once his butt hits the ground it should be click - reward. I noticed he sat a couple times no clicks he got up and had to reset him etc. as soon as his butt hits the ground click and reward. I saw the one time he sat and you waited a few seconds and then gave him the click and reward. By that time the association with the behavior is gone.
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Re: Mustang Training

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I've kind of moved into needing him to remain in place until released more than obeying the sit/down. Thus, I don't reward him upon correction, but for remaining in place.

I probably could have waited longer for him to remain there as that is really what I am trying to achieve.

The excessive clicking in the second video was because he was being jackpotted for remaining in place so well.

He's 100% on sit/down when not stressed by the environment.

I just came back from a visit with the trainer, and we are going to start doing more walks in brand new environments to build his confidence. Not high stress environments, but new places, sounds, traffic etc.
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Re: Mustang Training

Post by ladyjubilee »

Bramble sometimes reminds in place after free. The trainer says that since free really means you can do what you want, its fine-she's doing what she wants.
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Re: Mustang Training

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We've started taking Mustang to new places to try to help build his confidence in new environments.

More downs than ups, but tonight we had a good trip to the jetties of a nearby marina. He even did okay passing close to a reactive husky.

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Re: Mustang Training

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Damn snow dogs
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Re: Mustang Training

Post by centrop67 »

TimL_168 wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:48 pm Damn snow dogs
:lol:

I think they're a little out of place in South Florida, but there are a lot of them here.

In that photo, Mustang is actually staring at another one that was at the end of the jetties.
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Re: Mustang Training

Post by ladyjubilee »

One thing that helped Bramble was having sessions out in the lobby of the center during pick up times. Then the trainer brought his well trained dog into training and we worked heel at ever closer steps. (Remember Bramble was VERY reactive.) Then he brought in a sassy little Australian cattle dog.

Now, at least when she has the ecollar on, she can behave around other dogs. At least before COVID, she could even go to dog events. It was one of the big things we had to overcome before she could start service training.
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