Easy Button

Discussion in 'Training Challenges' started by Jean Cote, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Jean Cote Administrator

    Hi Everyone,

    I was at staples today and found this really cool "EASY" button, and I immediately thought about turning it into a trick and for a training challenge. :)

    Here's the video of me training my dog Onyx:


    If you don't have an "EASY" button or don't want to purchase one, then you can use any other object and train your dog to push on it with his paw. For example, you could use a Tupperware container and turn it upside down.

    Have fun!
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  2. Dogster Honored Member

    Heheee... YAY! Another training challenge!!!!!:D Shivon already knows this one, I'll get started with the video!!!:)
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  3. 101 Member

    well trained!!!!
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  4. Dlilly Honored Member

    I LOVE this trick!! Shiloh and Rory can do it! I'll work on my video tomorrow!
  5. southerngirl Honored Member

    I'll sit this one out, because I don't have an easy button and don't have any money to spare to buy it.:(
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  6. Mutt Experienced Member

    @southerngirl, I think you can use almost anything as a substitute for the easy button (wooden block/halve of a tennisball/little tupperware box). I don't have a easy button either and don't want to buy one, because I will only use it for this trick:)
  7. Jean Cote Administrator

    You can use anything else. :) Be creative. I'm sure that you can find something around the house.
  8. MaryK Honored Member

    Great will use something else, couldn't find an easy button here, no one has even heard of them!

    Half a tennis ball, that will be a challenge! Will look for a block of wood or something like that.
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  9. southerngirl Honored Member

    I'm having Missy close my CD player.
  10. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    My husband is a teacher. For years I have fallen over that stupid easy button which floats in and out of the house.

    Now that I'm looking for it, can I find it? Can he find it at school? Noooooo! Someone has absconded with the easy button!!!! :mad:
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  11. MaryK Honored Member

    I'm finding Ra Kismet will put his paw on anything I've tried so far but he's not pushing with his nose. Will have to keep working on this one. I'm using a shell at present.
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  12. Jean Cote Administrator

    You might want to start training nose taps on a target that you hold in your hand, like a circle that you cut on an old tupperware or margarine container. Then position the target in all sorts of locations. :)
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  13. MaryK Honored Member

    Thank you so much Jean. Will try that with our next training sessions. He's just not 'getting it' at the moment tried today again before reading your post. Was just sitting looking hopeful and he can out sit anyone LOL when he's in that zone.:LOL:
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  14. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    Ok folks...bought an Easy button...:cool:
  15. Dogster Honored Member

    Uploaded Shivon's video:D :


    Please watch it in HD.:)
  16. Jean Cote Administrator

    Nice video Dogster! That was easy eh? :)
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  17. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    I'll try to finish and upload Veronica's video later.

    It was NOT easy. :p
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  18. Dogster Honored Member

    :D:LOL:
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  19. MaryK Honored Member

    Dogster great work. :love: YEAH Shivon used her paw - Ra Kismet will use his paw but not his nose! There's hope for us yet. LOVED the music too really suited the trick and Shivon, so cute!:love::D

    Cannot get an easy button anywhere, I don't think they're available here, so will find something else and upload a vid - with Ra Kismet using his paw - tried everything to get him to target with his nose but LOL the only thing his nose targets is yucky thrown away take out food when out walking or the trick bag!:D:rolleyes::eek:
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  20. Dogster Honored Member

    Thanks!!!:D
    It's okay, Ra Kismet doesn't have to use his nose; I think it's better if he does a paw target for this training challenge.:)

    For nose targets, I hid treats in my hand for Shivon to touch it. Maybe that'll work???:)
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