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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by CarmenR, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. CarmenR Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone. I am new here and from Australia. I have been snooping the forums for a bit now and finally got around to creating a account. I am totally amazed at how many awesome tricks you have all taught your dogs (those trick lists are so long!).

    I have a twelve month old Australian Kelpie/BC mix called Luna, she has started my interest in training dog tricks. She also does formal obedience and I hope to enter her in obedience trials this year as well as start agility. I'm also a bit of a rookie with all this training stuff but have learnt so much just from reading posts by others on here.

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  2. Gracegeorgina Experienced Member

    Welcome! Luna is lovely!
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  3. southerngirl Honored Member

    Welcome! Your dog is a cutie.
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  4. Linda A Experienced Member

    Welcome! So glad you decided to join us!!
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  5. MissyBC Experienced Member

    Welcome! Luna is very pretty.
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  6. dogcrazy Experienced Member

    Welcome!!! Luna is adorable!!
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  7. sara Moderator

    Welcome! You'll find teaching tricks alot easier than it looks! Enjoy the forum!
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  8. CarmenR Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome! I am working on an introduction video of Luna at the moment :).
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  9. Dogster Honored Member

    Welcome to DTA!!!!!:) Luna is adorable, I especially love her markings!!!!:love::love: What tricks does Luna know? I think Luna will excel at trick training! Soon your list will be as long as our lists, I bet!!:D Enjoy the site!!!
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  10. MaryK Honored Member

    Welcome!!!!!!!!!:) Luna is a very pretty little girl, and I just love her name:love: Teaching tricks isn't hard, so soon Luna will have a wonderfully long trick list:)
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  12. Mr-Remington Experienced Member

    Welcome to DTA! Luna is gorgeous!
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  13. jackienmutts Honored Member

    Hi and welcome! You've got lots of energy there, with a Kelpie/BC, wow! :eek::LOL: My bet, Luna will excel at anything she puts her mind to. Have lots of fun with her, and once she catches on to trick training, I bet her list grows really quickly!
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  14. CarmenR Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys! Yes she is starting to catch onto trick training, she learnt speak :D today and we are now working on dunking a mini basketball into a mini hoop. Just a quick question is it ok to work on multiple tricks simultaneously (not in one session, but do sessions on different tricks in a day)?

    And yes she does have a lot of energy but she has an excellent off switch so snoozes most of the day (but she ALWAYS has enough energy to run and run and run and run, and then run some more). I think of her as a battery that is constantly charging haha. It's great though cos she is never too tired to come on adventures with me :)
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  15. MissyBC Experienced Member

    Yes, working on multiple tricks in different sessions is fine. Just don't overload her with too many in the beginning. :) She looks like she's a great trickster already though, so I'm sure you won't have any problems!

    Missy is the same way. If I want to do something with her, (take her for a walk, to the park for a run, etc.), she's always ready to go no matter what! Only thing is: she chases cars so I don't take her off leash yet... but I am working on teaching her to leave them alone.

    Enjoy the site! I'm sure you'll find lots of tricks to teach Luna on here. :)
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  16. Mutt Experienced Member

    Again welcome to DTA :)
    multiple tricks in different sessions is fine, though it is easiest for the dog if they aren't to similar (teaching looking left and looking right at the same time if they aren't proofed yet will probably make it only harder for the dog).
    Enjoy the forum and feel free to ask questions!
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  17. MaryK Honored Member

    Yes teaching multiple tricks is fine, in different sessions, but do make sure they're not too similar as Mutt has pointed out.
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  18. CarmenR Well-Known Member

    Ok I shall definitely make sure they are very different. Thanks everyone for your help :)
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