I have not worked Kyra on odor for over a year. Getting back into it tonight. Had her run the boxes just to see how she would do. I do not give her a lot of leash as she likes to rush her work. Even though she always finds the odor source, I wanted her to be more methodical her first time out. She is trained on over 10 explosive odors. Looks like we are going to do cars next-she is ready. She did not miss a beat. She hit on Ammonium Nitrate
Walden is moving right through this training! His parents have done a lot with him prior to his board and train, he came in already on a prong, so we introduced him to how we do pressure and release to introduce commands and zipped right along.
We’ve introduced the remote collar and started layering it over the prong pressure with leash guidance into position. Using high amounts of reinforcement when he stays in position (which we will eventually fade out), and then using leash pressure and guidance paired with ecollar pressure back into position when he makes a mistake.
His family had mentioned before that he had been sensitive to an eCollar in the past. We found out today that he works great on a level 6 out of 100!
We are teaching commands with stay implied. Which means when we give the command place, down or sit Walden is expected to hold that command until released with “free” or given another command. This is especially important for a dog like Walden because of his high prey drive. Practicing a lot of impulse control in many different ways and areas of his life will help Walden make better choices all around.
Keep it up Walden!! #dogtraining#dogtrainingtips#balancedtraining#balanceddogtraining#maine#mainedogs#maineboardandtrain#boardandtrain#ecollar#ecollartraining#offleashtraining#offleashdogtraining#catahoulaleoparddog
Has anyone ever tried using the Pet Corrector (compressed air) to stop unwanted behaviors like jumping, barking, and chasing?
The key is to use a negative marker (NO) followed by a spray from the pet corrector. .
Timing is everything, so the key is to correct the intent...the moment you see them thinking about jumping, then say NO in a calm and firm voice followed by the pet corrector. It should startle the dog and encourage them to think twice about jumping up again in the future. .
It’s important to teach the dog what behaviors we do like instead, so always remember to reward your dog when they are behaving nicely. .
Encourage the behavior you want with food and other rewards like toys and affection, and stop the unwanted behaviors immediately before they become habits and turn your calm and peaceful life into stress and frustration. #livepeacefully#dogtrainingtips#balancedlife#ColbyFTLOD
Cats run, dogs chase... that seems to be the way it goes.
If you claim your cats showing your dogs that they are part of the pack then they should give them some space. Doing this will make your cat feel more comfortable and safe which will keep them from flighting to ignite a #chase.
My dogs know to back out of the circle of something/someone that I am #claiming when I snap my fingers.