A Breakthrough! Backdoor Manners - Progress! :)

Discussion in 'Obedience Training' started by MissyBC, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. MissyBC Experienced Member

    Hi there. MissyBC here.

    I just did a quick 5? minute training session right before dinner with Missy. It was quick none the less. :)

    I took some YUMMY treats, and my clicker out onto our back veranda, and Missy on leash inside the back door and did some door manners and "no pull" leash manners out the backdoor. Only out the backdoor!

    She normally sits and waits for me to say her release word: "Okay!" before going out of doors with me. Which she did of course.

    Her problem: She slinks past me about to search for squirrels and bark once I release her.

    I've been using Okay! and "Touch" to keep her focused once released these days.

    Once she was successful with those cues, she passed me and did her normal thing --> Search for squirrels and bark... :rolleyes:

    No matter how hard she pulled to chase whatever it was she had her eyes on, I became a tree. :D

    Well, seeing as the pulling and barking didn't get her anywhere... she decided to keep trying but to no avail nothing worked. What do you think she tried next? She decided to stop and turn around and come back to me... as soon as she did that, I clicked and treated her. After that she stayed with me on the veranda...

    This is just a start of her training in the backyard. I have started over out in my backyard to get her back to being successful instead of letting her pull me off the veranda. (She used to do just that...) :oops:

    YAY! Success!! (y)
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  2. SD&B Experienced Member

    Yay! That sounds great.
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  3. Dogster Honored Member

    YAY!!!! Glad to hear you've made some progress!!!:D
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  4. MissyBC Experienced Member

    I'm glad too! :D I had been letting her get away with pulling me off the veranda originally *tsk tsk*, but always had wanted to work on this... I'm working on the "5 minutes a day per session" rule now and it's hopefully going to pay off.

    She seems to catch on a lot faster with short sessions anyway and it keeps her on her toes and excited and happy to work with me. :love:
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  5. MissyBC Experienced Member

    I just took Missy outside to do another quick training session (just to let her go out to the bathroom) and there was NO pulling me off the veranda. She turned around and went to "get in" with her "touch" first. Then I went off the veranda and released her with "okay" to follow me. YAY! Even more progress. :) Hopefully I can keep her going in this direction! (y)
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  6. southerngirl Honored Member

    Cheers!! I'm so happy that you have made such great progress with her.(y)
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  7. MaryK Honored Member

    Fabulous you're making progress with her:)(y)
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  8. jackienmutts Honored Member

    Great job! Isn't it fun and motivating when you see a little progress? Keep at it!! (y)
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  9. Dogster Honored Member

    She's doing so well!!!!:D Keep us posted on her progress!!!!(y)
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  10. Mr-Remington Experienced Member

    Yay! I'm glad your making progress! (y)
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  11. SD&B Experienced Member

    Yay! She's doing awesome. I think taking those 5 minute opportunities for training really add up.
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  12. MissyBC Experienced Member

    For sure! It is motivating when I see a little progress - very motivating - one paw at a time. LOL :D
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  13. MissyBC Experienced Member

    @Dogster: on a side note - I love Shivon's painting (in your profile pic). And she looks so proud too!
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  14. Dogster Honored Member

    Thank you!!! Haha, I guess she was proud.:) The paintbrush made it look like she's smiling, that's why I love the pic.:p
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  15. MaryK Honored Member

    They often work better with some dogs than one long session. And yes, they do add up, 15 minutes for just three five minute sessions per day x 7 = 105 minutes per week!:D(y)
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  16. MaryK Honored Member

    Dogster, another aside, went over and checked Shivon's art work, absolutely ADORABLE and yes, she does look like she's smiling and so proud of her work:love:
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  17. SD&B Experienced Member

    Over 100 minutes a week. Sounds like a good habit to get into. :D

    Sundog and Barney both love love love long sessions, but I like to sneak in a lot of small training sessions. They seem to like those too.

    Last night I took pictures of Sundog looking at the computer, so it looked like she was using it. She is so much fun. Just a quick little opportunity. A nice calm sit. And it gave me fun pictures.



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  18. Dogster Honored Member

    SO CUTE!!!!:love: Love the pics!!!!! :D
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  19. SD&B Experienced Member

    Ha, ha. Thanks. She is game for so many things. Makes for a lot of fun.
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  20. MaryK Honored Member

    Cute cute cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) Love the pics, Sundog really does look as if she's about to write her first novel or post in DTA:love:
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