Chloe Bows

Discussion in 'Dog Tricks' started by jodetoad, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. jodetoad Active Member

    Is it allowed to post just to brag on our dogs?

    Yesterday I mentioned teaching Chloe to play the piano. (I'm a piano teacher, so it's totally appropriate.) We started it, but all she is doing today is jump on the bench and face the keyboard. The sound doesn't scare her, and she lets me put a paw on the keys. That's enough to start.

    But I always teach my students to bow, so Chloe needs to bow, if she's going to play.

    Since she's 9 mo. old, still very much a puppy, I made a big exaggerated bowing motion, and did a little hop at the same time, to get that puppy play posture. Bingo - a few reps, and now she's got it.
    Hope you can tell her butt is in the air, it's not easy to take a picture while waving arms, clicking, praising, etc.

    I'm new to clicker training, and either it is a miraculous way to train, or Chloe is a genius.
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  2. Dogster Honored Member

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  3. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    AWESOME!!! YAY!!! GREAT JOB!! Tooo cuuuuuute!!! love it!!:ROFLMAO:
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  4. MissyBC Experienced Member

    Adorable! Well done to you and Cloe for mastering bow. (y)
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  5. Evie Experienced Member

    Well done!

    Bow was one of the hardest things i've taught my girl yet :p

    Way to go!
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  6. Anneke Honored Member

    Whoooohooo!! Well done!!
    Clickertraining can get you magic moments, it certainly can! But I bet your Chloe is a real smart girl, too. Combine the two and... voila!:ROFLMAO:
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  7. jodetoad Active Member

    Just checked, she still knows it today. In fact, when I asked her to roll over, which she doesn't like, she bowed instead. She has a bunch of things she'll do first rather than roll over.

    Thank goodness I don't have to hop any more, either.
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