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I was just thinking that maybe we should have a thread dedicated to trick training videos - either tricks you've already taught, or ones that you're working on. That way we can all be inspired by each other to teach our dogs more and get advice along the way :)

Here are a couple of Kimma's videos:

 

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Love the useful tricks one, especially the look on her face and the enthusiasm when she pounces on her toys to put them away :)

Here's some of mine.

Obi putting things in push pedal bin:
http://youtu.be/gtht-y53gTA

Beginning leg weaves with Obi:
http://youtu.be/reI790w9tqY

Progressing leg weaves:
http://youtu.be/d3DdW7_jHkY

http://youtu.be/nKaq9frvb4g

And body awareness with Obi because it's cute:)
http://youtu.be/cSZ9kbG4Org

We're doing leg weaves for our canine freestyle class, to they're a work in progress. Also have to teach them the play bow by Thursday....
 

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Those are all awesome!!!

Obi is TOO cute. And Oliver is SUCH a smart guy! Mouse and Scout are just adorable :)

Anyone else have any videos? I was hoping to make this an on-going thing, as there are occasionally threads on here asking for trick ideas/help with said tricks :)
 

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I can try to see if I can get Kimma to do a bow.... Oddly enough, I haven't tried it yet! I will let you know if we are successful :p
 

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Yes, that's it. I don't need a video of that it looks like though, more of how to shape it. If I try to lure it, they lie down. If I hold their butt up, Obi will do it, but only if I hold his butt up, and Pixie won't follow a lure at all if I'm touching her.
 

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Yes, that's it. I don't need a video of that it looks like though, more of how to shape it. If I try to lure it, they lie down. If I hold their butt up, Obi will do it, but only if I hold his butt up, and Pixie won't follow a lure at all if I'm touching her.
hmm I think its kind of hard to shape this. However IMO when you shape the end result is a lot more "tidy". I usually don't shape tricks (unless I have seen the dog doing it naturally), I prefer to lure. However I will post a video on how I did this so it will gives you some different ideas. Give me about a week to get this done...
 

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For the bow, try putting a treat (or a toy) under a low coffee table or the couch. My couch is is about 4 inches off the ground and I put the treat under it so that Eppy would have to reach for it. In the process of getting it he would go right into the bow position.
 

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For the bow, try putting a treat (or a toy) under a low coffee table or the couch. My couch is is about 4 inches off the ground and I put the treat under it so that Eppy would have to reach for it. In the process of getting it he would go right into the bow position.
Cool, will try it, thanks :)
 

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For the "bow" ... if your dog already has a fold-back down, perhaps it can be modified with an early click or marker as the elbows hit the ground, plus dispensing the treat just slightly forward at floor level. Might be something to easily capture, if your dog happens to fold with a distinct front-end first motion.

Sorry, I don't have a video to post.
 

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For the bow, try putting a treat (or a toy) under a low coffee table or the couch. My couch is is about 4 inches off the ground and I put the treat under it so that Eppy would have to reach for it. In the process of getting it he would go right into the bow position.
This worked like a charm :) Although not quite in the way I expected... Obi did it perfectly, no issues at all.

Pixie lay down and crawled towards the treat. I just held on to it, and then because of all the "it's yer choice" we've done, she backed away from the treat, and to get out from under the thing she had to weight shift onto her back legs which made her butt come up. Rewarded that a few times, and rewarded for a few play bows while I was tugging with her, and suddenly she offered and held a bow :)
 

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I actually used a target stick to train the bow. Oliver first learned to touch the stick with his nose, no matter where. then I would put the stick in front of his legs, just below the chest, so Oliver would lean back a bit to target the stick. I then moved it further back between his legs, then lower and lower. I also clicked in position, but fed in the stand (as his butt would drop now and then), as by feeding in the stand, it's too much effort for him to drop his butt, then stand up for the treat. He now has a very solid bow!
 

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You can also "capture" a bow if you know when your dog will stretch. For example, the first thing my dogs do in the morning when they get out of their crates is to stretch in a "play" bow. With a clicker and treats ready, it was easy to "capture" the bow. I haven't done much with it. It is really a pain to try to train with four dogs. If I work with one, the others are always barking and carrying on. It works so much better if I have them away from the house to do that kind of training....but who has the time? I would appreciate any suggestions from those of you with more than one dog as to what would work. I have tried crating three and working with one. They bang on the crates like crazy.
 

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Mine all work on down-stays while I'm working with one. they know it's not their time, and they hang out on the couch or the bed. they get the odd treat thrown their way to keep them happy.
 

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You can also "capture" a bow if you know when your dog will stretch. For example, the first thing my dogs do in the morning when they get out of their crates is to stretch in a "play" bow. With a clicker and treats ready, it was easy to "capture" the bow. I haven't done much with it. It is really a pain to try to train with four dogs. If I work with one, the others are always barking and carrying on. It works so much better if I have them away from the house to do that kind of training....but who has the time? I would appreciate any suggestions from those of you with more than one dog as to what would work. I have tried crating three and working with one. They bang on the crates like crazy.
I started out with a mat in the room where I did my training. The dog I wasn't working with was instructed to go to their bed (which was taught separately), and while I was working the other dog I would throw treats to the dog on the mat. Threw a lot at first, as me working with a dog was a big distraction, then as they understood and we built value for staying on the mat, I didn't have to reward much. And being released to train is a reward for staying on the mat too.

If they got up, I went and grabbed them by the collar and calmly put them back on the mat. If they got up a second time they were put out of the room for a minute. When they came back in I put them back on the mat and repeated as necessary.

These days it's very reliable, they both go straight to their mats when I tell them we're "doing some training", and don't get up until they are released. In fact, I find that sometimes I have trouble releasing them, because they love being on the mat. And I don't even need to have an actual mat anymore, we can be outside on the concrete and I tell one to go on his bed and he will do a down/stay until I release him. I actually think my bed cue is more reliable than my down cue..... Should work on that.
 

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Pen and Bubbles are quiet in their crates, so they usually just go there. Or I put them in another room with a bone/chewy. Kimma carries on like a crazy thing, so I put her in a down/stay or let her lay on her mat while I'm working another. I've had to build it up, though, so I can get a decent training session in with another dog. One way I did this was but just putting her in the down/stay or on the mat while we were all outside in the yard - that way I could notice right away if she moved rather than allowing her to get away with moving because I'm busy with another dog. It's helped and she's great with it now :)

Here's what I worked on yesterday and today. I didn't get to do the bow because of this LOL:
 

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I gave up on that one awhile ago... but I think I might just go back to it... hmmmn
 

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That's cool :)

I'm doing spiderman with my dogs, and Obi has gotten to the point where the board is almost vertical, Pixie isn't quite there yet. It's a fun trick though, and they love it :)
 
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