Bang And On Your Side

Discussion in 'Training Challenges' started by CrisM, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. CrisM Well-Known Member

    I've never trained Valentine to lay on her side and I'd like to teach her Bang. I think training her On Your Side and Straighten Up would be nice to have, but I'm wondering if teaching them right before Bang would be confusing to her. Since bang happens from a stand or sit, and On Your Side happens from a laying position, I'm hoping that there's enough of a distinction that it wont confuse her.

    Or maybe I could train her a rock solid On Your Side make sure she is steady as can be in it, move on to other tricks, and then come back to Bang later.

    Have you taught your dog both of these commands or just went straight for Bang? Am I making much ado about nothing?

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  2. sara Moderator

    Well, I hadn't taught Ollie to lay on his side, I used his roll over (hand signal only as a cue, I didn't use the verbal cue at all) and clicked when he was halfway, he learned to stop rolling halfway through, but then I had to go back and teach the roll over again once his bang cue was taught and solid. he's not confused now, but it did take a bit to get his roll over back. Ollie does the bang with a flourish from a stand too... it's adorable! He put's his head and shoulders down with his butt in the air, then hesitates a second or two, then flops his butt over :)
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  3. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    I never taught on your side, I taught the bang, bang by luring the dog down from a stand and then over onto her side, added the hand signal/verbal cue.

    Here it is:
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  4. CrisM Well-Known Member

    That is adorable!!! :love:
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  5. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    Good work on the handstand trick Chris!!

    That's a really impressive and flashy trick!!

    Veronica could NEVER do that!! She totally does not have the coordination, despite our doing some work on back end awareness; she'd kill herself!! :rolleyes:
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  6. Dogster Honored Member

    The handstand trick is AWESOME!!!!!!:D Great work!!!! Shivon would never be able to do that. Valentine has excellent rear-end awareness!!!:)

    I taught Shivon to lay on her side for play dead. I taught her the same way as Jazzy taught Veronica. now I'm teaching her to roll on her back when I say "bang!" She's getting confused in between thaty and roll over but we're working on it.:) I saw this awesome video a couple of months ago on how to teach this trick:
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  7. madeleine Experienced Member

    Good and clear vid!! Thanks for charing!!
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  8. huntyr Well-Known Member

    anxious to see progress on the handstand.... great job!!
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  9. CrisM Well-Known Member

    That is a wonderful video. Thanks bunches for sharing that! I will definitely be using it.

    Oh, and thanks for the sweet comments on the handstand trick. We have a long way to go, but she is such a smart girl that she makes training a joy!
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  10. MaryK Honored Member

    Thank you for sharing the Bang video, very clear, I'm having a few problems with this trick but I can see now how to train it correctly:)(y)

    Love Valentine's Walking Handstand, really impressive!!!!!!!!!:love:
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  11. CrisM Well-Known Member

    We started practicing today. I think it's going to be super cute. Here's our video:

  12. Dogster Honored Member

    Valentine is doing very well!!! Keep it up!!!:D
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  13. madeleine Experienced Member

    Looks great! It's going well :)
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  14. MaryK Honored Member

    Great work, Valentine is really doing very well:)(y)
  15. Petlawn Member

    Looks good.. good going... (y)
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  17. madeleine Experienced Member

    I love this vid!!! Zsu-Zsu really is sooo cute and it just looks great to watch this!
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  18. Dogster Honored Member

    TOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!:love::love:
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  19. MaryK Honored Member

    Zsu-Zsu is just too cute:love: LOL she's obviously watched movies and knows the person rolls around a lot before 'dieing':LOL:
  20. jeanniecogan Well-Known Member

    that is adorable. i can't wait to teach it.
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