Skye The Border Collie

Discussion in 'Meet the Dogs' started by ncsugrad54, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. ncsugrad54 Well-Known Member

    I adopted Skye June 2013. She is just over 3 yrs old. She didn't know what toys were or how to catch. Now she knows lie down, shake, stickem up, nose, sit, stay, come, leave it, drop it, and how to catch a ball and frisbee. We are working on mastering bringing her leash to me, left, bow, and knowing toys by name. She just learned take it. I really want to learn how to get her to do some of the cool frisbee tricks I see in videos, but not sure how to teach them to her. I would love to learn how to teach her these.

    I started training her on sheep, but it just costs too much for right now.

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  2. southerngirl Honored Member

    Welcome. I love the color of Skye's coat. And kudos to you for rescuing. I'll explain later when I have time how to start frisbee.
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  3. kassidybc Experienced Member

    Welcome! Skye is beautiful! Are there any specific frisbee tricks you want to teach her? I may be able to tell you how to teach it(or someone else probably can) or I can direct you to a video...
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  4. ncsugrad54 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys!
    I would like to teach her to jump into my arms, or jump against my chest and off my foot. I guess I first need to teach her to flip, but I don't know how to do that either. Oh and by the way, she doesn't like to be picked up, but I think with a good amt of work she will become ok with it as long as she gets treats.

    I found a video that shows what I really like. Not sure if the link will work. It's a border collie named Zoe that does the tricks. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)

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  5. southerngirl Honored Member

    Here's the video I used to teach my dog to jump against my chest, I found it very helpful.
    Make sure to take it slow and if your dog isn't getting something take a step back.
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  6. ncsugrad54 Well-Known Member

    Thank you! That was very helpful. I have been using her bang trick for awhile now, but only have the first part of it completed (the sit pretty part).
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  7. MaryK Honored Member

    Skye is gorgeous and thank you for rescuing her:D She's a quicker learner and I am sure will soon learn all the tricks you want her to know.:D

    Thanks Danielle for the rebound video, am wanting to teach Leaf that, now she's almost old enough (two days to go to her 1st birthday).
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  8. kassidybc Experienced Member

    Aw, tell Leaf happy early birthday for me!
  9. freedomdreams Well-Known Member

    she is a gorgeous dog! Good job for rescuing her and giving her the time of day, she probably appreciates that so much more than some would realize :) she sounds like such a smart dog!

    I know of a few youtube videos that will help in regards to starting to teach a dog frisbee... just give me one moment, i'll find them for you.

    here we go...

    DiscConnected k9's is another personal favorite of mine and their youtube page is this-

    Keep in mind when Frisbee training- it also has a lot to do with how you throw the Frisbee, so train yourself as well :)

    as well as Mark Muir- he has awesome tutorials.
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  10. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    Hi, well done for rescuing! She is beautiful - welsh border collie? It sounds like you are doing a great job! There are some great vids above for tricks with a frisbee.. Ripley is unfortunately not a toy dog but I would love her to get into a frisbee.
  11. ncsugrad54 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys! She has rebound down pretty well now! yay! I have been watching Mark Muir's videos. They are pretty good. I have been trying to get Skye and my other dog (Shadow) better at catching the frisbee. Shadow I have had from a pup so she is better with the frisbee. I am having trouble teaching them to run to get the frisbee. I can throw it to them and they catch it. They will also run after the frisbee, but usually don't catch it. I have tried praising a lot when they do catch it. Also, having trouble teaching Skye to go "cartwheels". I watched Mark Muir's video for that, but Skye just isn't getting it. Any advice on that???

    Frisbeedreams - I think Skye and I both won with me rescuing her. :) She brings me a lot of happiness.
  12. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    With the not liking to be picked up there might be issues relating to this that, in her previous life, may have led to fear or that she may feel like she was being dominated... These are issues from a past life that you can teach her in time will not happen anymore.

    Try teaching her to like more close contact first, possibly, on ground level prior to taking her to a picking up stage.

    Quite a good article is:
  13. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    Another link regarding positive reinvorcement for picking up is:
  14. ncsugrad54 Well-Known Member

    actually since I made that first post she has gotten better about being picked up. Trust me, she is not concerned about personal space...she is always laying against me or on top of me ;). I don't think she likes being picked up in general, but while I was teaching her rebound, she also learned to jump into my arms. She has absolutely no problem doing this trick and even gets excited about it. My current problem in trick training is the one listed about about cartwheels etc. Thanks for the info tho, I will check it out.
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  15. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    That is great to know, well done with that. I assumed because of the way my dog was with touching and particularly picking up - sorry. I haven't managed cartwheels with Ripley yet but will watch with excitement incase this can help us too!
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  17. southerngirl Honored Member

    How is the trick training going? Did you ever teach her to jump into your arms?
  18. ncsugrad54 Well-Known Member

    Hey! Thanks for asking. I did teach her to jump into my arms. I have gotten very lazy with training likely ESP since I have been working OT. I need to work on some more tricks :-/
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  19. southerngirl Honored Member

    We've been doing trick challenges to motivate each other, you should join. The next one will be posted on Monday.
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  20. ncsugrad54 Well-Known Member

    Okay I'll look into it. :)
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