Did you know Paws Up on an object counts as one of your Novice Tricks? 10 Tricks earns you an @americankennelclub Trick Dog Title!!! Have your Canine Good Citizen? You only need FIVE tricks to earn your Novice Title! There are 4 levels of Trick Dog Title to earn.
Trick Training Workshop next week at @Royuk_Ranch Only a few spots remain. Don't miss your chance!
1 3327 November, 2019
Just your average evening at home. Last week I learned how to play dead. It was hard for me to remember that sometimes I lay down to hold and sometimes I lay down to die but I think I've got it now!
4 827 November, 2019
Calm before the storm, again.. it's supposed to be a doozy tonight, so we loaded up the twin bed and all of our necessities to stay at the boarding facility with the dogs. Atom is ready for the snowpocalypse.
Buzz is working on some new tricks this week! Yesterday we captured (marked and rewarded) his morning stretch. Once he figured out stretching was the paid activity, he started offering it reliably enough that we could introduce a verbal cue in today’s afternoon session. Amazing what a dog can learn in a few minutes a day while you drink your coffee!
Capturing is a great way to get a cute behavior on cue (winking, smiling, tail wagging...) and free shaping is a great way for your dog to burn energy, build confidence, and build more complex behaviors.
A solid foundation with marker words or a clicker, reward timing, training treats, and patience are all you need to get started!
Today I held cheesy eggs on my face in exchange for an ENTIRE PLATE to lick all by myself.
Also ft brother trying to eat the eggs off my face as I waited. He's not as patient (or smart) as I am but mom seems to think it's funny 🙄🙄 #juvenile