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Old 07-03-2014, 09:31 PM   #21
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Trying to teach my dog to get the neighbors newspaper. 12 years and still nothing
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:45 PM   #22
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Trying to teach my dog to get the neighbors newspaper. 12 years and still nothing
Get an Airedale, they were developed as poacher's dogs

Taught to catch game, and bring it home without being seen. If someone saw the dog, it would drop the game and take off. Perfect neighbor's newspaper dog
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"drop it" is one that he's having a really hard time doing. he knows it but he likes tugging so much that he just won't always do it.
Teach him to drop it into your open hand - don't grab onto it. Sometimes having a treat in the other hand makes it go faster. When the ball touches your hand, open the other hand. I do it this way but with no treat playing fetch if the dog likes to play fetch.

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Border Collies have always been taught with hand signals because of their distance from their handlers. The easy ones are "down" is a heil hitler type raise of the arm then quickly lowered. Sit from laying down is an upward scoop of the hand, stay is just a hand held like a cop at a stop sign, come is obviously a hand brought towards the chest. When they are puppies the hand signals are mixed with verbal commands but later its just hand signals. We never got into herding trials so i never learned any others, but there are quite a few
Herding trials at hundreds of yards or further typically use whistling. I'm told they can hear them and respond more than a mile away.
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One thing that's easy to teach your dog is to refrain from biting people. I learned this in a dog training video. It was a British guy who said to put your hand in your dog's mouth and as soon as he bites you, loudly say "OUCH" in a polite sounding British accent.

I tested this theory differently. When my dog bit me, I said, "%^&#^&!!!!! YOU DUMB #$&@#* DOG!!! THAT &#[email protected]$%% HURT!"

But then when I tried yelling "OUUUuuuuUUUuuCH!" in a loud British accent, he learned to stop biting.
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One thing that's easy to teach your dog is to refrain from biting people.

Oh...okay.

3 years ago...family friendly 8 year old boxer.

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3 years ago...family friendly 8 year old boxer.
I would have had to have the dog put down that same day.
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I would have had to have the dog put down that same day.
Nah. It was my fault.

I made friends with him 3 months later.
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I would have had to have the dog put down that same day.
We don't know, the details. It's possible that the guy was funning around with the dog, cheek to cheek, and they have sharp teeth. Can cut and pierce just from being a little clumsy.
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I am trying to train my dog to fetch me a pipe wrench, or, hold this pipe while in the crawlspace.
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I had a Dobie named Brutus. He took a pinch out of Bobbies lip like that. The house caught on fire and Bobby didn't help put it out. So he got bit.

Our new dog Koda gets hand signals with every command. I don't have to speak, just hand signal. She knows sit, stay, down, load up and if I tell her to hug or lay on feet, she does it. Amazing dogs those Ridgebacks.
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I've heard a dog can learn to understand up to 165 words.
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I've heard a dog can learn to understand up to 165 words.
That's 11 more than most employees...
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I've heard a dog can learn to understand up to 165 words.
But, in how many languages? lol
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come ( this is the most important command--- it can save your dogs life)

look at me ( makes teaching the other commands sooooo much easier)

sit ( very easy to teach to a food driven dog)

Down ( much tougher to teach a dog to lie down on command---- it's a submissive thing they don't like )

Stay ( after a sit command or a down command)---we build up to a 5 minute sit stay or a down stay)
Wait

Heel--- ( heel is a position, not an action,)

come around ( very handy when working your dog in tight quarters)

Take ( when I want the dog to carry something)

give( when I want to take the object back)

Bring ( self explanatory,)

Walking on lead

walking off lead

over ( when you want the dog to jump over an obstruction )

upsy daisy ( jump into the truck)

leave it ( drop whatever piece of crap they have gotten into---- ignore the stranger they want to cross the street to meet---- basic all purpose command that means "no you aren't going to do that)

out ( jump out of the truck)

Various hand signals useful for retrievers ( my lab doesn't much care for retrieving--- my chessie is absolutely driven to work however)

some of the basic commands like sit and stay and wait--- also have hand signals
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my dog usually teaches me..
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One thing that's easy to teach your dog is to refrain from biting people. I learned this in a dog training video. It was a British guy who said to put your hand in your dog's mouth and as soon as he bites you, loudly say "OUCH" in a polite sounding British accent.

I tested this theory differently. When my dog bit me, I said, "%^&#^&!!!!! YOU DUMB #$&@#* DOG!!! THAT &#[email protected]$%% HURT!"

But then when I tried yelling "OUUUuuuuUUUuuCH!" in a loud British accent, he learned to stop biting.
That's pretty funny! Yell "Ouch" when a Shiba puppy bites you, and it has a new game to play - you're the squeak toy
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I've heard a dog can learn to understand up to 165 words.
World record is over 1000 words, help by a border collie. Mostly toy names, not commands.
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These are just for the rescue I now have on meds (and doing much better):

sit
down
stay
wait - like stay, but can move around some
heel (left side and right side)
come
turn - don't keep going in that direction
this way - point to show direction
follow- walk behind me
look
touch touch hand or end of pointer with nose
up - place is indicated by either patting with hand or pointing
off
in - get in the truck, car, van, whatever
through - used for tunnels
over - jump over an obstacle. Handy walking him on lead in woods
rubs - come over to get petting / scratching
drop it
leave it
get it
catch - catch it in the mouth
fetch
around - go around an obstacle, frequently to untangle the lead
over here (with pointing) - move to this position
whistling - same as come
crate

arousal cues:
chill - relax
Ah! - mild negative reinforcer
Yay - mild positive reinforcer and arousal increase
WHEE - stronger arousal increase

There are probably some I'm missing, and I didn't include names of objects.
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hdavis---- that's an interesting list----- looks like we have much the same list.

I never thought of a RIGHT heel
however my 2 retrievers have assigned positions when I walk them--- though they are not typically in a true heel. Zoe is always to be in the left hand position---and annie is always in the right hand position----annie will sometimes wander out of position but returns where I want her with "annie,front right'---- it's not really a 3 word command--- it's Annie( to get her attention--- front( 1 word command) right ( 1 word command)

I don't use "turn"---she turns when I turn

over here/over there---- we don't have a verbal---- it's a hand signal for when she loses track of what she is retrieving---- basically it tells her to circle into an area where the object is that she has lost track of but is trying to find

I am ashamed to say I spend MUCH more time working my girls oct through march than I can spend at this time of year----and the girls feel a little neglected, LOL
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I trained my rotty in the sport of schutzhund. Also only trained German commands. Most people don't understand that language means nothing to a dog. It's just the sound association with the motion or act. She does all the standard stuff sitz, platz, here, giblout, ouse. Not sure of those spellings but it's sit, down, here (come), bark, let go. But for her to give me paw I just say best friends. Dogs are unbelievable in what they can learn. I'm a firm believer that most, not all but most bad dogs come from bad owners or bad training.

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