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Trick Training Videos

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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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We aren't finished with the handstand yet, but here's out first session trying it outside! Luckily I had this random fence panel to use LOL.

Here's a video on how I taught Oliver to bow
Here's my sequence on shaping a hold :)

Two more!

Here's the second video for shaping a handstand! We're basically done with it now :)

My dog can do the handstand against the wall.

Oh and Guardian loves mud puddles

And Angel can do a backstall. Sorry its kinda near the end of the video
I love this thread.

Here's one I've recently been working on. Excuse the narrative, it was made for some of my friends on facebook who thought this would be cool:
But he limps with me more consistently now and we're getting better every day. I'm having him practice in front of me and next to me on both sides, one limp and multiple, also a limp towards me while I remain stationary and give him a hand signal.
I'm aiming for a very clean, generalized behavior (my foot up = his foot up, I skip = he skips) that can be used regardless of position, NOT a one routine trick (ex. just limping on cue, as cute as that is). It is taking longer of course, but my hope is when we have this down we can very easily turn it into:
-cutesy dances like Gangham style
-limping after being shot
My dog bounces off trees
Cool! How did you teach this? I would love to train Eppy to do this one.
Cool! How did you teach this? I would love to train Eppy to do this one.
Basically a bit of luring and and bit of shaping

1. put you leg against a wall and encourage the dog to jump your leg. If he/she can't do that then lower your leg.

2. Start adding the word jump right before you lure the behaviour

3. Reward, reward, reward! I find frisbees and tennis balls work best for action behaviours like jumps as food has a natural calming property and toys do not.

4. Once you have the jump over your leg established you can now start to shape the behaviour of bouncing off the wall

5. with your leg up against the wall still enourage your dog to jump your leg, this time without the cue.

6. This part may take time: let the dog jump your leg without any reward (and keep in mind verbal praise is a reward so be quiet). Your dog will start to become frustrated, especially if they can see your ball/toy. This is when your dog will start throwing behaviours at you.

7. Eventually one of those behaviours will be the one of the feet hitting the wall. Mark and jackpot!! Lots of praise and chit chat!

8. Increase the criteria. Now you want two feet hitting the wall.

9. Increase further until you have all 4 feet hitting the wall. Mark and reward!
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Haha I just realized that I asked you the same question on your youtube channel!

Eppy jumps over my leg just fine, all I need to do is lift it up. He does get confused when the wall is in the way. He will either jump, missing the wall altogether or will not jump and simply put his front paws on the wall. So far I have rewarded both. I'll give it a few more sessions and see what he does.
Here's a few of Wally doing useless stuff I make him learn:

Wally throwing:

Wally rolling (and picking up) his foam die:

Couple videos of Mom getting him to hop after I told her he can do it. I think he was getting a bit tired on the second one, maybe?

How do you teach him to throw things KB? I am thinking now that there is no flat screen TV in the vicinity now might be a good teach Soro that!
Ahhhhh I love Soro's video!!!

Oh. My goodness. Wally is ADORABLE. I love the throwing and the walking on two legs. SO CUTE. He looks like he loves it all, too :D
I will see if I can get one of my students to video a couple of our freestyle routines.

When Ray was a puppy, he used to steal my clickers and click himself.
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