Discussion in 'Off-Topic & Chit Chat' started by kassidybc, Oct 26, 2014.
What was this great idea?
Same here. I still don't have the envelope, gotta work on that lol.
I've decided to have the photo of the dogs fastened to my radiator with fridge magnets, and if I'd trained Zac to handle the magnets I could have had him putting a magnet in place before resting his paw on the photo and bowing his head. But I never thought of that before.
Also Zac has unexpectedly developed a bad shoulder so that's going to slow us down a bit.
That's a really cute idea! I tried teaching Chloe how to put magnets on the fridge last night when I saw this, and she had figured it out within 5 minutes (silly dog ). I'm not sure if I could get her to put it directly on a picture though, if she could we could film your idea instead so it could at least be in the video. (Granted, i guess I cheated a little bit, the magnet that I'm having Chloe use is a palm tree, so she can easily hold the trunk, and stick the top of it on the fridge. Perhaps if you could find a magnet similar to that Zac would be able to learn it quicker?)
I hope Zac's shoulder gets better soon, do you know what's wrong with it?
Maybe I should have a go with the magnets... don't know that Zac would figure it out that quick though, it isn't his kind of trick, guess I won't know until I try .
No idea what happened with his shoulder. Seems a lot better now so hopefully a couple more lead walks will have him back to 100%.
Kassidy, I should have said go ahead and try to do the magnet trick with Chloe if you want to. I doubt I'll have time to work through it with Zac for this video so if you and Chloe can make it work it would be great Well done to Chloe for figuring the first part of the trick out so quickly
Does Zac know how to put his toys away? I basically used that skill to teach it to Chloe. I just handed her the magnet, pointed to the fridge, said "put it away" (which is her cue for putting her toys away) and she immediately put it on the fridge. (My dog makes me look like a lot better of a trainer than I really am LOL ) Maybe Zac will make the same association, you could at least try.
Absolutely brilliant RD and Danielle! I'm waaaaaaaaay behind too! Will have to get the creative hat on and think up their address too! Thank you RD for the very clear 'how to make' instructions, really appreciate those!
Weather is now co-operating but..........Blossom's not! She's just realized she's almost a teenager And do I need to say more???? My lovely, well behaved, intelligent puppy is now a little Horror! And btw she's still gorgeous and adorable, but trying to get her to co-operate is now as hard as trying to get partner to do so!
Will keep on training and working though, she's not entirely forgotten everything just yet, so there's hope!
No Zac doesn't know how to put his toys away but he can stack dishes so that might work. Have had a lot on so I haven't had a chance to try any of this out. Also he's going through a bit of a phase because I'm going out to work now so he's spitting his dummy out and doing his own thing even when I'm home - before he would hang around me all the time and we'd train whenever we felt like it, I'm sure he'll get over it soon.
Have fun with teenager Blossom
Here are a couple photos of Missy with her bandana on... finally. Sorry for the delay! I took them with my phone. Missy kept trying to chase the light from my phone so it was very tricky to do. I hope you like them! Sorry they went sideways!
So cute!! Missy looks great with a bandanna.
MissyBC - Missy really suits the bandana
I wanted to do this outside, but I went to do it with the mail box and figured out it is unstable. So I can't use it because it shakes when Missy goes to get the mail which scares her. The only alternative I could think of was the package was delivered at the door. I tried doing more video today such as Piper opening the door and Missy closing it, but it's raining so the lighting is completely different. If you want something different let me know.
I think that looks excellent Danielle.
I love how excited Missy looks to have a parcel!
Congratulations on being the first to post a video, you really got me motivated!
These will be Zac's contributions for section one there is also a snippet I filmed thinking about the very end of the video. Alas Zac does not have Missy's enthusiasm for bringing the envelope, maybe the distance over-faced him, he looks like I've been beating him up rather than feeding him endless treats at least he manages to unpack the envelope more enthusiastically .
In terms of timings Zac's actual section one sequences without alternatives are just over 20 seconds (with transitions I hope they'll cut to 20 seconds), if I manage to get something filmed for the photo sequence at the very beginning I'll cut the hiding his head in the envelope.
As it happens we also seem to have lost a few people. So if you like we can think about filming slightly longer sequences of the dogs who are still involved. For video editing purposes I'm starting to think 30 seconds for section one from each dog would be good and then we can have a bit more choice at the editing stage. What do you all think?
Something I've noticed in terms of filming... think about rewarding your dog in the direction of the camera. Zac's sequences would have been much better if he had finished looking at the camera instead of at me - so easy to do by rewarding in front of the camera but I forgot
I still haven't found a brown envelope. I'm hoping either today or tomorrow I can go to the post office or something and get one. Then I will start filming. Sorry guys!
Also, I love Missy's enthusiasm! And the end scene with Zac is super cute!
Here's some clips let me know what you like/don't like, what you would like redone or just taken out.
@southerngirl: Just wondering how you made your envelope?
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