Originally Posted by peplaw06
I can't help but wonder what's going through her head when she watches you throwing various kitchenware around the yard....
"What is this guy doing???"
I think the same thing when I'm doing it but it's fun and for the dog, doesn't feel like "training"
This weekend's work has been, getting her to follow a "sit" cue.
They are so accustomed to sitting, while in front and looking at us, that it's very different to get them to sit from other cue positions.
So, today, we practiced, cue "sit"...1)with my back to her...2)from a distance of 15, 20, 25, 30 feet...3) Hopping on one leg (me, not her) 4) Doing jumping jacks 5) Twirling 6) while sitting 7) while lying down 8) while lying down and the dog lying down also, give the "sit" cue.
Fun stuff. and it's good for the dog too, exercises their brains...and ya know, a good "sit" is helpful. Ya never know when you'll need it and what the circumstances will be. So tons of distractions are a great way to work the cue.