Paw Targeting – how to teach tricks dog training clicker training

September 4, 2012 by  
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This video is a how to video on how to teach your dog to target an object with his front paws. This is not only a great game to teach your puppy or dog how to learn to learn, but it is the foundation for many behaviors and tricks. Tricks with this foundation include- wave, shake , high five, standing up, hands up, close the door, cop cop, say your prayers, descrimination, freestyle foot work and more. Check out zsianz1 ‘s video on how to teach a high five using this technique! Take care with large breed dogs or dogs who have sharp toe nails as you can get slapped. Perhaps teach shake down the line when you have more experience as a trainer so that your large dog doesnt learn to paw at you as their favorite behavior. The great thing about the technique that I am using is that the dog isnt learning to paw at your skin, but at an object, so you can get that on stimulus control before it is just your arm (for very large and powerful dog breeds). You can also click them fore being gentle before you switch to using just your hand for shake.

Dog Training Tutorial: Holding Objects & Clean Up!

August 31, 2012 by  
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As requested by many people, in this video I demonstrate the steps in teaching a dog to hold an object by shaping the behavior. Also, you can build on this and teach them to put their toys away in a basket. The trick is to break the task down into smaller components and train each of those independently to success. Realizing that a complex behavior chain such as this can take several training sessions spread out over a period of days allows us to be patient & teach amazing things through positive reinforcement. The best part about this is that we create a dog that enjoys learning, and figures out on his/her own what we are trying to teach.

Dog Training Tutorial- HOUSETRAINING

August 29, 2012 by  
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House-training is often the first thing most dogs need to learn as they become part of a new family. Since this is something I have been getting numerous requests for – I decided to do a video on it. There is some additional information on housetraining (tips) that I did not include in the video which is available on my Facebook page under the discussions section. LINKS ——— FACEBOOK: TWITTER: WEBSITE: EMAIL: ***NOTE*** All this information assumes that the dog in question is in good health and not suffering from any sickness/disease. Sometimes lack of bladder and bowel control is a result of ill health and if you suspect that this might be the case with your dog, please immediately consult your vet to rule out any such possibility. It is also assumed that the dog is not struggling with fear-based elimination. As is often the case with some dogs, the goal in these instances would be to tackle the issue of fear/anxiety in addition to following all the advice given in the video. Unfortunately, the details in these situations are specific and unique to the dog – so the best approach is to contact a professional dog trainer who uses positive reinforcement only, to assess and determine the most appropriate course of action.

Secret dog training tip- teaching ‘back up’ for leash walking

August 28, 2012 by  
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This is another cool Dogmantics Dog Training Tip on how to teach your dog to walk next to you on a loose leash. If you are consistent with this behavior, you can actually make pressure on the leash a CUE for the dog to back up and they learn to walk on a loose leash as a default. =—- Teaching a dog to back up into the heel position on walks is helpful for many reasons. 1- If you have more than one dog on a walk sometimes it can be hard to turn around and go the other way if both dogs are ahead of you. Teaching them to back into the heel position allows you to move freely 2- If you train your dog that when he reaches the end of the leash the only way he can move forwards again is to back up, he will consciously start avoiding hitting the end of the leash. This means- No more pulling on leash. 3- This is a great impulse control exercise based on the Premack Principle. In order to move forwards you must first move backwards. —- Loose leash walking obedience without force how to train a dog without using punishment clicker training dog training walking in heel how to teach backing up on leash How to train a puppy to walk next to you . Advanced tip dog enthusiasts

Simple leash walking – Silky Leash part 1 Ahimsa Dog Training Seattle clicker training

August 27, 2012 by  
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How to teach your dog or puppy to walk nicely and stop pulling, on a flat collar or harness, without pain or pressure. It’s a miracle! By Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle

How To Train Calmness In Dogs (Part II)

August 26, 2012 by  
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This video is the sequel to the first part in this series. Learn how to train a couple of ‘calming behaviors’, which also double as cute dog tricks in this tutorial. This should provide you with a solid set of tools that can be applied to helping your dog get comfortable with obedience and taking cues around distractions. If you haven’t worked through my previous tutorials on ‘distractions’, I highly recommend starting there and working your way up to these behaviors.

How To Train Calmness in Dogs! (Part I)

August 23, 2012 by  
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In this video, I offer some tip and techniques for how calmness can be trained in dogs over time. It is important to note that these techniques need to be used in conjunction with regular scheduled positive training sessions, as well as exhaustive daily exercise. There are no shortcuts to having a calm and obedient dog, but it’s possible to achieve for even the busiest people if time is invested appropriately. Please be sure to watch the second part of this video series for a complete instructional tutorial on ‘calming behaviors’. PART II: Facebook:

Train Your Dog to Turn on the Light Switch Part 2 with Clicker

August 22, 2012 by  
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Follow Jessie as she learns how to turn on a light switch in the house, and uses a chair to gain access. First we use shaping, then we put together a simple chain to get the final behavior. In just 250 clicks, she has a new skill she can add to her service dog tasks! Great trick to show your friends. We use positive training methods such as the clicker that are easy on the dog and the human trainer! This educational video is brought to you by Vancouver Island Assistance Dogs Our videos are now available for purchase on CD. See our blog for more details.

How to train your dog to be left alone- clicker training

August 21, 2012 by  
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More to come in this description box. But this video is of the beginning steps of how to train your dog to love being left alone as well as how to set up a error free environment to leave your new puppy in. This video is low quality 1-because its so long, but I wanted you to get a sense of “real time” from it, rather than a slick 3 min tutorial- which will be coming as well going over all the steps and problem shooting 2- because I had to use a different camera because Frys Electronics screwed up MY video camera! dog training clicker training whining barking crate pen how to stop seperation anxiety home visit clicker training a new chihuaua chihuahua puppy rescue

Dog Training Tutorial: Building Eye Contact & Attention!

August 20, 2012 by  
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Teaching a dog to make eye contact is extremely useful with a variety of applications. It is a good habit to encourage especially in puppies who often have the tendency to be rambunctious, particularly in the presence of delicious food/treats. Use this exercise to help build their focus & attention while demonstrating that rewards in their environment are unlocked through you. Ideally, we should always establish eye contact before giving them any obedience cue. This is also a great exercise for anybody that is new to clicker training. It can be a little challenging at first to time your clicks and deliver the food rewards perfectly, so this is a good place to start and develop your skill. Be sure to repeat each step outlined in this video several times before raising the criteria and moving on to the next one. Some dogs are more persistent and require extra patience before they start to offer eye contact. This is where clicker training is awesome because it allows us to mark the exact millisecond when the desired behavior happens thus making it very easy for the dog to understand & learn. Always use high-value food rewards & always reward after each click so that it does not lose value. Finally, food rewards should be understood as a stepping stone to teaching something. This means that eventually, there is no need to reward your dog with food every time as they learn to offer the behavior by default. Thank you for watching!

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