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  1. Wally must LOVE rabbit meat!

    General Dog Forum
    I recent bought some crunchy chew treats. One set was rabbit and one was deer. I gave him the deer one a couple days ago. He ate on it a little, put it up, ate on it some more, and left it, and then finished it later that night (I left it there for him). I gave him a rabbit one about 20...
  2. Wally Rugflipper

    General Dog Forum
    That's going to be his new name. Nothing like coming home and seeing the throw rugs all flipped over. All over the house. (Hence, my new location setting) It's like its his new hobby LOL. No idea why he just LOVES doing it - unless I guess he thought I had hidden stuff under them and he was...
  3. Developing an "In" cue/command?

    Dog Training Forum
    What I want to do to work on the Drop on Recall is to develop a signal that would get him to coming back in to me, but also keeps his ears and mind open to the possibility of another instruction incoming. With the usual recall cues/signals I have - he's charging at me 100% of his all his speed...
  4. Canine Equivalent of Pattern and Quantitative Reasoning?

    Dog Training Forum
    I played a different sort of take on fetching. I threw 4 balls and he had to go get one, bring it back, give, finish, look at another ball, then I send him after it, etc. After a few times, I threw just three balls. So on the would be 4th time, he was looking all over for the ball and then...
  5. Wally vs Tracking/Timing Objects and Colors

    Dog Training Forum
    Since I like to play "pouncing games" with him where I move objects around and he tries to slap his paws on them or pounce on them to get them, I decided to look more closely at what exactly he's doing and if it changes based on various conditions. Some early things I noticed: -He is trying...
  6. Wally the route runner?

    Dog Training Forum
    Do you think it is even remotely possible to teach Wally the route tree wide receivers use? For the non-football inclined:
  7. Is he trying to see the different shades in the floor?

    Dog Training Forum
    I was doing some training with the blue boundary again, getting him to paw it and such to keep working with him looking at it, etc. The session was "one slice of bread long" (I measure sessions in food, big whoop, wanna fight about it? :p) and about halfway through, I noticed him looking at...
  8. Reteaching Kitchen Boundary, Could This Work?

    Dog Training Forum
    Wally is struggling with understanding where the boundary is in the kitchen. I know why. Before the fire, the floor was distinctly different between the hall, dining room, and kitchen. There were also those brass plate things that helped hold down the carpet. When we pulled the carpet up, I...
  9. Wally Going In For Bloodwork Tomorrow :(

    Dog Health Questions
    *sigh* He's started having seizures and after thinking it's been low blood sugar since he had a major change of feeding patterns for months after moving back in after the fire, the seizures seem to be coming and going, so mom made an appointment to take him in. Yet another demon attacking...
  10. Smallish things Wally seems to understand and not understanding he gets clicked for

    Dog Training Forum
    Understands he got the click for: Front paw up/down/touching (offered and on cue) tapping/reaching (offered INCREDIBLY frequently and persistently), including while on his back or side Bends at the waist, shoulder, and elbow (offered with some cued behaviors involving these things as that's how...
  11. Anyone here use whistle cues with their dogs?

    Dog Training Forum
    With Wally's dog whistle on it's way, I've been trying to find information on starting him on learning whistle cues. The basics of new info->known info->behavior (like teaching any new cue) and keeping it simple/short distance, etc, we're going to work with. But are there some specific...
  12. Barks at some beeps but not other beeps

    Dog Training Forum
    Okay, I taught Wally to bark at the kitchen timer and the tea kettle (not a beep). He extended that to the coffer maker beep for whatever reason (on his own). He also barks at the smoke detector (another thing he picked up on his own, never knew he would until it went off one day because of what...
  13. When you combine the love of throwing with something too big to throw...

    Dog Training Forum
    ...you get this: Perhaps its another step into turning Wally into a housework dog. If he can learn to fold things...
  14. Teaching Wally to Throw - On the right track?

    Dog Training Forum
    During one shaping session, Wally grabbed the ball, shook it and "threw" it. I rewarded it, figuring it could be something to use later...in a more toned down way (fortunately, he only does it with soft things he likes to shake anyway, then he just decided to let it go while he was doing it and...
  15. LOL at this rate, I'll be speaking to Wally in just Spanish

    General Dog Forum
    Ever since I tried a couple Spanish words and saw that he picked up the associated behaviors almost immediately (I'm guessing the unique sound of the word helped him make a quicker association), I'm finding I'm turning all of our cues into Spanish words. Pretty soon, I'll end up talking to him...
  16. Okay...I thought I taught him to go around objects...

    Dog Training Forum
    ...but really, I just taught him to go some distance, make a U-Turn around some "imaginary object", then come back. Nothing looks odder than to have a telephone pole that I indicate for him to go around and he goes towards it and makes the U-Turn in front of the pole and looks at me like he did...
  17. Wally's colors "flashcards" :)

    Dog Training Forum
    Heh - if dogs could read, I'd put "blue" and "yellow" on them :D Going to use them to start his "colors training", or should I call it, Art for Dogs 101?
  18. Wally vs big exercise ball (starting to teach Treibball (thanks Reagan))

    Dog Training Forum
    Finally got a chance to start the foundations of this game. He never saw the big exercise ball before (it's probably TOO big - it's taller than he is) but when I put it down, he immediately went to nose touch it, so already got a c/t. Since he already knew nose touching, we could start right...
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