Having Fun, Confusing Cues!

Discussion in 'Obedience Training' started by Pawbla, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Pawbla Experienced Member

    So right now I'm trying to teach my dog "touch"... I thought it'd be fairly cofusing for him because once in a while I'd tell him "cache!" (which sounds similar) for him to go catch a fly / nasty bug. He's found it easier to get that in a "training session", that sound means "touch my hand", and that in another situation, it's "go catch a bug"... so now I'm surprising him off the sessions situation, and telling him "touch!" and praise him when he does the right thing! I no longer have a bug catcher I guess, but now I have some hand targetting! Hahaha!
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  2. Jean Cote Administrator

    Hi Pawbla, I would recommend that you teach touch on a visual signal first and then use a different word that sounds different, maybe hit or target. Personally I just flip my hand and my dog knows what I want her to do without having to use a command.
  3. Pawbla Experienced Member

    Yeah, he's getting the difference now :). It'd have been good to have realized about the fact that it sounded similar before I taught him the cue :LOL:. I realized "hey, this sounds similar..." after I taught him and tried the command on a non-training-session-situation. Thanks for the suggestions :D!
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  4. dogcrazy Experienced Member

    You can also use a word in another language. My dog used to confuse spin and speak so she would spin a bark at the same time!!!!
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  5. Pawbla Experienced Member

    Yup, I often mix languages! But I didn't realize at that time :ROFLMAO:. Actually, "touch" for me is a different language, my native language is Spanish.
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