Yes, some tricks she'll catch onto easily. Every dog has a trick or two that they'll catch onto easily. And I say she is hard to train, because she tries doing everything in super speed to get the treat or toy and when that doesn't work she'll try other tricks she already knows. Sometimes I can't get her to focus because she is so focused on the reward she's not listening to me at all.However, in one other thread about her you had told that you had gotten Piper to learn some things almost immeadeately when she was only about six months old (either someone had already teached them to her or she is fast in learning).
Personally I don't think any dog should be judged of what they are capable of because of there breed. I'm sure there are Pit bulls out there who aren't very bright and take a long time to catch on to what their trainer/owner is trying to teach them. Every dog is different If we were judging by breeds than I could say that Lotta should be easy to train because she is a Cavalier, but I don't.My friend has read that Piper is partly a Pit Bull. She has recently watched videos of Pit Bulls. In those videos they show also shortly when they are trainining them. In them they get even those dogs, that haven't been trained much, to learn things fast. What my friend had seen in that trick video you had linked about her made her look so smart compared to Lotta. At least my friend thinks it seems like it. My friend didn't know that Piper would be hard to train because you had managed to teach her things. My friend couldn't see it in that video. She was only 9 months old in it.
Remember the videos you saw is of when she already knew the trick, not when I was teaching it. Or the video is of after I have already been teaching a trick to her. Yes, Piper is smart and eager to learn, but she can be difficult to train. Heck I still haven't been able to teach her to stay off counters, not steal things that aren't hers, my niece's dolls are not chew toys. Just because Piper is hard to train doesn't mean she can't be taught, same goes for Lotta.
Can we try something? I want you to pick a trick to teach Lotta. Pick something that isn't on Piper's list of tricks she knows. Together me and you are going to teach our dogs the trick. You will record each training session with Lotta and I will do the same for Piper and maybe Missy. We can get other DTA members involved to.In another thread you told that that would make Piper hard to be trained and that she gets excited in training. How do they make her hard to be trained? So, that's the first question
This way I can see how Lotta is doing and give you tips on what to do differently. Can we do this? I really think it could help you.
This way you can see other people training there dog.