Training in Real-Life- eesh...how scury.
Hey bloggiepals. you tagged along on my last walkie... but, i wasn't exactly finished. it's time to put my countless hours of training to the test.
A quick reminder- how does the saying go, you can take the girl out of brooklyn, but you can't take the brooklyn out of the girl.. well, this happens when a dog is near, or within a 5 mile radius. you'll see.
Here's where we left off.. i was taking a breather. drooling, scritching in the grassies.
feeling hunger pains so time to head home.
Here's your chance: get your superpowahful foodables ready, clicker & your bag of tricks! your job is to keep me under threshold.
can't see the dog? i know he's therah.. like all the way across the 5 mile parking lot. Time for the Look At That game (by Leslie McDevitt).
How to play:
I look at that DOG
i have to turn back to look at mom
*CLICK* & treat
we like to add the 'Find it' game to it too.
when i turn to look at you-- sprinkle the treats on the ground
(sniffing the ground is a calming signal to other dogs and to myself. see me relax a little bit more!)
Believe it or not, this is progress- i use to go into a frenzy, standing on my hinds legs, spinning around and other madnezz. (too embarrass to even say this)
now i can still keep my thinking brain or as Emma Parson says, 'my brain is still working' by being able to respond and take treats. she also recommends always working below threshold -even if it is a significant distance.
Hope i didn't scur anyone. .. yes you could say i'm rough around the edges but all cookies on the inside. of course training is not ovah for moi. i'm signed up for summer school-puggeash! one day i'll be able to have goofball fun like my cuzin, Norwood. sigh.
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