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
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  2. JazzyandVeronica Honored Member

    It will be soon as youtube uploads it! :p

    BUT...I think we can say that this new "behavior" builds upon her previous ettiquette lessons...
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  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 Honored 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!
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  5. JazzyandVeronica Honored Member

    Update...I'm stuck at 2 limping steps :p
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  6. Evie Experienced Member

    we're currently getting about the same... when Evie's in the right mood...
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  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 Honored 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.
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  9. Dogster Honored Member

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

    This is one I have thought about teaching for a long time. Guess I better get busy. LOL!
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  11. JazzyandVeronica Honored 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="" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href=" 2 practice</a> from <a href="">Jazzy</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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  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.
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  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.
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  15. JazzyandVeronica Honored Member

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

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  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 Honored Member

    Oh dear; sorry MaryK!!

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

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

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