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    Default Who has trained there dog to do different stuff...

    Can you give me some hints and tips...

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    Not sure what you mean by stuff but we have trained our dog not to cross the road unless commanded and not to eat or take food from anyone until given the appropriate demand - she obviously can sit, stay , drop and walk on a lead properly!

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    Sit...stay...t hat sort of thing ...my daughter wants to teach or dog a few things so I am after easy stuff that she can do ...

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    You tube it my girl used to do all kinds of things - sit stay come roll not to touch food until given the command, seek and high five etc I used you tube to work out how to teach her stuff.

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    Repetition and treats are usually the key. Make the treats small, even if you have to cut them up, and healthy (low salt!) where possible. Short sessions (couple of minutes), several times a day, with a reward and praise/pat every time you get the result you want. Positive reinforcement, and no negative/punishment if they get it wrong. Lots of patience! Choose a command word that the dog can become familiar with, and emphasise it at the time of requesting the action. Be loud and use an excited tone for praise, but use your normal tone for the command.

    My dogs do sit/stay/drop/beg/rollover/shake/hi five/wait (for food)

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    We have taught our dogs to fetch the ball, bring it back and drop it, also to shake hads, and to sit and wait while we put their bowl down at feeding times. We have also trained our dogs not to come inside when the doors are open.

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    Out local vet runs a puppy preschool, saturday morning for 6 weeks. It covers a lot of age appropriate obedience and then u can move onto the next stage as the dog gets older etc. heaps worthwhile

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    It's maxing what they learn that you don't even notice my dogs know the difference between "bed" (the people bed) and "your bed" (the couch) I can point to anywhere and say "here" and they go there. they know the standards like "inside" "outside" "up" "down" "no" "ta" "sit" "drop" "shake" "wait" oh and "who did this?" Pointing to a wee inside or broken object and the guilty dog will take themselves outside hahaha

    We did have to teach the bulldog "gentle" as he snaps when offered food in excitement

    Unfortunately they also know "f**k off" which just means be as far away from me as possible apparently

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    With my dads help, as a teen, I taught my dog to sit, stay, roll-over, play dead, beg, and wait for us to say "OK" before she could eat. My parents dog can climb ladders which is funny but has also for get caught in the roof a few times (they have attic storage). My dopey dog that I got after I moved out of home (so trained him without dads help) can sit and wait for us to say "ok" to eat - that's it. He's a big lovable dope who I think deprived of oxygen during birth!

    Lots of praise and consistency is the key. Also finishing every training session with a big cuddle and run or game of fetch is a good way to end it, even if the session didn't go as well as planned. Oh and train them when they're a bit hungry - a dog with a full tummy won't perform as well for treats as a hungry dog. However too hungry and he won't concentrate.

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    There are lots of youtube videos, or if you can afford it, maybe you could sign her up for a local obedience class? I would have loved to do that with my dog when I was a kid


 

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