Kricket & I

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by KatieMarie, May 25, 2012.

  1. KatieMarie Active Member

    Hello, I am new to the forum, led here by my growing passion for training my dog. I own a 2 1/2 year old Labradoodle named Kricket. She is in SAR and Agility training, and I've also just recently started trick training her and am introducing the clicker. I am almost 13 years old and live in Florida. I am an equestrian with a love for all animals. So, again, hello! I can't wait to get started.
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  2. dogcrazy Experienced Member

    Welcome to DTA!!! I have a 2 year old 33 pound goldendoodle! Cant wait to see pictures! What tricks does Kricket know? I am also 13!
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  3. KatieMarie Active Member

    Awesome! Kricket is around 45 lbs..although I haven't weighed her in a while.
    Her trick list is short, but that's okay. She does all obediance commands, agility obstacle commands and she knows crawl, peek-a-boo and we're working on bow, sit pretty and getting all four feet on a pedestal.
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  4. dogcrazy Experienced Member

    You can find some of Carmels tricks on our youtube channel Carmel and Shivon. (shivon is my friends dog and she is also a member here). By the way sit pretty can take a while to teach so don't worry if your dog isint getting it!
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  5. KatieMarie Active Member

    Okay, I will look you up for sure! And yeah, I've read about the balance issue and such. I already posted a thread in the "help" section. hahha. :oops:
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  6. Anneke Honored Member

    Hi and welcome!
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  7. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    WELCOME!!! THAT IS GREAT that you like to train your dog!! YESsss!
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  8. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    Welcome :) and as for sit pretty it can take a bit but she'll get there when i first started teaching Bella a few months ago she was up then straight down now she can hold it for a bit :) just takes time as they need to get muscle memory.
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  10. Dogster Honored Member

    Welcome!!!!! I'm also 13!!!!!!:D Glad you decided to join!!!! I can't wait what tricks you'll teach Kricket next!!!!!
    <------- Shivon(y)
  11. sara Moderator

    Welcome to the DTA!

    I find that using a target stick was best for teaching the beg. I couldn't get any duration to the trick, until I started using the stick. Both Oliver and Mouse are really good at it now :)
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  12. Dlilly Honored Member

    Welcome! :)
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  14. KatieMarie Active Member

    So how long do you think it will take my dog to develop her balance? Or does that vary?
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  15. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    I think it varies and depends on how often you get her to do it once she gets the general idea. It took Bella a couple of months i think, i was only doing about 3 or 4 training sessions of it a week.
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  16. KatieMarie Active Member

    Alright. We do several sessions a day but only about 4 'beg' sessions a week, so I'm expecting it to take some time. that's alright, I'd rather her not be injured!
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  17. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    Katie, my dog's beg is still not great, either, not nearly as long as i want it to be...yet.
    My dog is sort of chest-heavy dog, a slightly thicker bodied dog, not a real slender slim BC like some BCs are, maybe that is part of my dog's trouble, not sure.
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  18. Dogster Honored Member

    Mine's not good at beg either. Don't worry, keep working at it and you'll get there!!!:D
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  19. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    This was Bella towards the start of her beg training
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  20. KatieMarie Active Member

    Well this sure is depressing, lol. I have a "crossover" dog, and she doesn't know how to think for herself at all. So right now, I'm putting her in a sit, standing behind her and helpin to hold her chest. I'm going to try the 101 things to do with a box to hopefully get her thinking for herself.

    I have heard that your dogs body shape and such can cause issues with it, but don't give up hope! haha. I'm sure not going to. :D
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