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Offline CAHOLO

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Update: Beauty's training
« on: May 28, 2007, 12:08:04 pm »
She is still doing good, but every now and then she doesn't want to listen, but that should improve over time.  One thing I need some suggestions on, as her down needs lots of work.  I can't get her to do the drop down type, she wants to curl up and down, out of the heel position.  I move her, but cause of her size, its been difficult on my back and hip.  I tried to push her into the down position that I want her to do, and she refuses.  Any suggestions that would make this easier?  She is doing well on the technique I used with JC (simple corrections and praise method).  I don't want to change my training method, just some ideas that would help without treats or clicker.  Otherwise her heeling is going good, she can do turns and the turn about heel in exercise.  She can back up and sit.  She knows easy for going slowly as well as hurry.  She does do an autosit when we stop.  Need to get my sister's 25ft leash and work on some recall practice.  She does a good down stay off leash, but needs work on the sit-stay off leash.  So she is learning very fast.  Her garbage problems and accidents have been curbed.  Not surfing the counter as often.  She likes to pick stuff up and bring it to me.  She is one smart dog, lol.  Yes she needs work in some areas, but shouldn't be too hard once she figures it out.
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JC (Just Cute) -(F)Border Collie (Service Dog)
Amazon "Beauty" -(F)ASD? (Service Dog in Training)
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Offline MagicM3

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Re: Update: Beauty's training
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007, 01:44:15 pm »
I'm not sure what exactly she is doing,from what you are saying.I am assuming that you want her to drop from a standing postion into a down.???

Since she has a strong sit I would work it from a sit 1st and when she is solid from a sit to a down then try again to a straight down.Make a game out of it .it sounds like she is very smart,and you are progressing well.But games always challenge the smart ones and keep things interesting for us as well.
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