How To Train My Dog To Hug My Leg

Discussion in 'Training Challenges' started by Mr-Remington, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    ok making some progress
    Bella can hug my arm

    and i'm making progress on her hugging my leg
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  2. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    Buddy had one(1) ten minute lesson on this trick last night, and i already have him with two paws sorta/kinda holding the stick. He likes the trick very much.

    His paws are more just placed onto the stick, not wrapped around the stick, but, today, i will work on that a bit more. Guess we are going more for the "Buddy, who is your favorite?" as my guy thought the dog pound cue was sad, not funny.:rolleyes:
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  3. bekah1001 Honored Member

    I just started today. I only got Brody to paw the pole. I dont know how to get him to kind of hook onto it
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  4. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    yeah, me too, i got one paw on pole, C/T that a few times, and Buddy probably thought, "what kind of easy boring trick is THIS?":ROFLMAO:

    then, i kind of waited, can't quite recall exactly how i got him to put both paws on it, but, i sort of egged him on a bit,:sneaky: :LOL: and in his excitement, he did put the other paw on it, too.:D

    i think, at first, i had Buddy almost leaning his paws onto the pole, i think...he got idea pretty quickly, (one click) that i want BOTH paws on the pole...then i moved pole in closer, and more verticle, after dog got idea, "two paws on this stick"

    He had to be in a sit, too,
    and before i knew it, he was IN A BEG POSITION, and sorta/kinda leaning a bit onto the pole, as my dog's "beg" position is kind of wobbley,
    but, he is not yet holding it really, not really.

    I also tried moving pole a bit closer in towards his chest, which sorta/kinda is causing a bit of a folding of the paws to almost curl around, but......... not yet.
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  5. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    Bekah, are you going for a sit with hug,
    or a stand with hug?

    Tif, which one did you have Bella doing, a sit or a stand for the hug?
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  6. Dogster Honored Member

    Wow, that is GREAT progress, Tif!!!:D AWESOME!!!!

    I think everybody likes our glasses idea :p And Sara (Carson's) spydog.
  7. dogcrazy Experienced Member

    I am doing sit with hug. Carmel found it easier:)
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  8. bekah1001 Honored Member

    Brody does know beg pretty well and Im trying to get him to do it in a sit position. We started out standing because I was working with what Brody was giving me when we working on building intrest in the pole
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  9. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    Bella does a beg then hug
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  10. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    ohhh great news forgot to mention but Bella actually did the hug my arm at the park before the problem that happened at the park. I keep giving Bella random hugs now.
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  11. Dogster Honored Member

    Oh yay!!! That is GREAT!!!:D
  12. bekah1001 Honored Member

    What about: Do you want to go to the vet? :p

    I like the who is your funny
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  13. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    aw geez, last night i accidentally let the stick i was using HIT Buddy in the face, when he went to grab at it........twice.:oops: Luckily, buddy did not turn off entirely to continuing training....

    Buddy is currently liking putting both his paws on TOP of the stick, (looks very proud of himself when he does this):rolleyes: as opposed to hugging it in the middle of stick.
    I think i may switch to either my leg
    or a broom, which is so tall, Buddy can't put his paws on the top of it.....
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  14. bekah1001 Honored Member

    Im still trying to get Body to put two paws on it. I tried lifting the pole above his head and he touched it twice with his paws
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  15. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    all righty, just now, i left out stick entirely, and tried to get dog to hug my leg instead. I put him in a beg, and then, at some point, my wobbly dog did lean fwd and put both paws onto my leg.
    I click/treat that a few times, and then, at one point, he sort of slid down, as he began to fall over (my dog falls over in prolonged begs) and he grabbed his paws in correct position actually hugging my leg. CLICK/TREAT! YESSssss!!
    not entirely certain Buddy got the concept there or not. yet.

    who knows, this trick might be easier for wobbly dogs to do ?? rofl.
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  16. bekah1001 Honored Member

    I still have to keep trying!!!
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  17. Pawtential Unleashed Experienced Member

    I wish she had made this a tutorial:
  18. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    This is how i started

    although after i got her near the cane she touched it herself rather than me holding something around cane. also she offered the beg and both paws on stick and to continue the behaviour i had her in beg.
  19. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    Bellas doing really well uploading my second session of her learning to hug my leg will share when its done
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  20. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    heres her session

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