I Had An Idea ...

Discussion in 'General Dog Training' started by Amateur, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Amateur Experienced Member

    But far to lazy to search or carry it out. :whistle:

    Has anyone ever wrote out a dog trick flow chart.
    By this I mean a natural progression of tricks that you build from the basic existing ones the dog already know.

    i.e. you have the basics -- sit, down, paw etc.
    but then you have the reverse circle -- based on turn around, backup etc.

    I think we get all excited about learning new big tricks and forget about the building blocks that are necessary before undertaking the more complex ones.

    Does that makes sense ?

  2. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    Never done this, but as a slightly OCD type person :ROFLMAO: sounds like a great idea to me! Keep posted if you find one!
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  3. charmedwolf Moderator

    I love this idea and I really really want to do it. It would just take me a long while trying to get a list then organize it into a flow chart type design. And because I am lazy:sleep:.
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  4. Amateur Experienced Member

    You and I are apparently NOT the border collies of this group :)
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  5. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    I like the idea,:) too, but have never done this, either. I've never seen such a list, either, but, it seems a good idea!

    I DO keep a written list of Buddy's known tricks + the verbal and/or hand signal for the cue.

    i also keep a list of tricks i want to work on.

    Usually, i just train each trick from scratch, but if we DO hit upon a step of the trick that Buddy already knows, it's not too hard to remember we already do know that part of the trick...
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  7. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    DAAAAAANG, Fickla, that is amazing!! WOW and WOW!!!
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  8. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    Awesome list fickla, love it! I need to get more organised and get things down on paper...:(
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  9. Dogster Honored Member

    GEEZ flicka, that is ONE heck of a trick list!!!!:eek: Wow...:eek::D
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  10. Amateur Experienced Member

    I got tired just reading all of it :)
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  11. srdogtrainer Experienced Member

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  12. fickla Experienced Member

    Well that's retrieving a kleenex from the tissue box of course :)
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  13. srdogtrainer Experienced Member

    Oh...ha ha, I guess that was a little obvious...LOL!
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  14. bekah1001 Honored Member

    I do that too! :p
    I have to rewrite it and sort it. Mine is really messy!
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  15. Zsu-Zsu Well-Known Member

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  16. bekah1001 Honored Member

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  18. fickla Experienced Member

    Frog legs is when teh dog is in a down and stretches out their back legs behind them. Some dogs naturally lay like this, but it can be taught to dogs who don't ever offer it. It can be a bit frustrating, but i've taught it starting with a large pillow under the dog so they get used to stretching over it, and shrink the pillow down to nothing.
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  19. bekah1001 Honored Member

    That's what I thought. My friends dog does that (one of Riley's puppies) but he would crawl at the same time. He looked like a zombie dog!! :p
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  20. charmedwolf Moderator

    It's been 2 years. I'm still lazy but I'm making the flow chart! I'll be posting ideas on it's own thread however. So, stay tuned!

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