Need Tips To Teach Limping

Discussion in 'Training Challenges' started by JazzyandVeronica, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Dogster Honored Member

    C'mon!!!! TELL US!!!!:D:p
    MaryK and Evie like this.

  2. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    It will be posted...as soon as youtube uploads it! :p

    BUT...I think we can say that this new "behavior" builds upon her previous ettiquette lessons...
    MaryK and Dogster like this.
  3. Little Miss Mollie Well-Known Member

    I taught my dog to limp using the above Kikopup video. I found that to transition from the "held" position I had to just start touching her shoulder lightly, she is a small dog so I have to lean way over to do this. Eventually I was leaning over and just hovering my hand above her shoulder (out to the side a bit) and it became the cue for her, then I slowly transitioned to where I could stand up. Finally, I didn't want to have to lean over at all and needed to get her to do it from a distance, coming toward me. I started by having her limp one step (I was sitting on the floor and reached to touch her shoulder or act like I was going to reach to shake her paw, C/T for her raising it and then move to C/T for one limp, then 2, then 3. That's where we got stuck so far, 3 limps. For distance I toss a treat and then tell her to STOP (or stay). I put my right hand out in a STOP position, fingers splayed, then let my wrist go limp and say LIMP. That is her cue. For the other side I use my left hand. My problem is only 3 limps and she'll only do it as she gets close to me.

    P.S. I remember I told her to HOLD so we could get the paw in the air longer and longer.
  4. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    Thanks LMM very helpful.

    I took a break from this when V. hurt her knee and we are just starting to get back to it!
    MaryK and Dogster like this.
  5. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    Update...I'm stuck at 2 limping steps :p
    Dogster, MaryK and Evie like this.
  6. Evie Experienced Member

    we're currently getting about the same... when Evie's in the right mood...
    Dogster and MaryK like this.
  7. libbyreynolds Member

    Omg I'm dying to train Alfie this!!!
    He has got to the stage where he can put his paw up while standing without my support but like you, I was finding it difficult to get him to walk without my support.
    But I think all these comments have motivated me to give it another go with different strategies. Thank you :X3:
  8. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    We are making slow progress; I want to get a bit more polished before i post a video; but we are getting a good 2 to 3 limps.

    She is seeming to understand what I am asking; and I just started moving from her side to in front of her to ask for the limp.
    Mutt, MaryK and Dogster like this.
  9. Dogster Honored Member

    Wow, that's really good!!!!:D I can't wait for the video!!!!
    MaryK and southerngirl like this.
  10. Linda A Experienced Member

    This is one I have thought about teaching for a long time. Guess I better get busy. LOL!
    MaryK and Dogster like this.
  11. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    Not sure if this will work; but if it does - here's our practice from today. What I'm thinking is switch from food to a toy to encourage her forward; then move from being beside her to in front of her.

    Any recommendations or suggestions would be appreciated.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/56522888" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href=" 2 practice</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user7878365">Jazzy</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
    CarmenR, 648117, dogcrazy and 3 others like this.
  12. Linda A Experienced Member

    That is fantastic! I started teaching to my dogs today. After three practice sessions I am getting a paw lift , by touching the elbow, and hold with a few seconds duration. I'll stay at this level for a couple more days and then try to move on.
    Dogster and MaryK like this.
  13. MaryK Honored Member

    :cry: Cannot get the vid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. libbyreynolds Member

    Wow!!!!!! The limp is looking amazing. Well done (y) As soon as Alfie knows it I will have to post another video.
    Dogster likes this.
  15. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    Does this help? I have it on the Vimeo site.


    MaryK and Dogster like this.
  16. Dogster Honored Member

    Wow!!!! FANTASTIC!!!!!!! Veronica is doing sooo well!!!!!!:D You're almost done!!:)
  17. MaryK Honored Member

    Sorry, always have problems getting vids from Vimeo, still cannot get it to play:(:cry:
  18. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    Oh dear; sorry MaryK!!

    Hopefully we will finish soon; and I will make another video for youtube.
    MaryK and Dogster like this.
  19. southerngirl Honored Member

    Veronica is doing Great.(y)
    Dogster likes this.
  20. MaryK Honored Member

    Thank you:) Will look forward to seeing the beautiful Veronica in her latest trick:love:
    Dogster likes this.

Share This Page

 
 
 
Real Time Analytics