Step Up

Discussion in 'Dog Tricks' started by blacknym, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. blacknym Experienced Member

    I've been working on a trick with Deja. It is the first step to the ultimate behavior I want...Orbit.

    I call this behavior "step up". After watching this video I realized I was lumping when I brought the ball into the equation. Ill keep this in mind for next time. I think I was nervous because I actually was talking to the camera. Lol

    :) is the video.

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  2. Linda A Experienced Member

    Very cute! What do you mean by 'lumping?'
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  3. blacknym Experienced Member

    I changed a lot like...

    My body position
    The object I wanted her to step on to
    And was giving the cue

    All at the same time. I should have gone back to shaping or luring the behavior until she was doing it consistently. I then can add the cue. Being on camera makes me nervous and I forget or make mistakes. Lol I am having fun with the videos though! Lol
  4. blacknym Experienced Member

    Here is a great video on lumping and splitting.

    Be a splitter not a lumper! Lol :)
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  5. Mutt Experienced Member

    Well done :)
    LOL love how as soon as she is on the object she is like, where is my treat?

    A tip: toss the treat on the floor so you "recet" her. Now you are first luring her off and than she has to get up again (making it less clear what you want as you), this way it always is the objective to get on the object.
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  6. blacknym Experienced Member

    Good idea. :) I'll remember that.

    And yes she is always like that. Lol she can never have enough treats or food. If I don't regulate her food intake she would eat till she got sick. :/
  7. sara Moderator

    I love the "elephant trick", what you call "orbit" Oliver does it very well, and Mouse is getting pretty good. I did split the behaviour into 4 different things. "paws up", "elephant", "pose" and "walk". all of these but the walk, are done on a stationary object as well.

    All 4 ball and stationary object tricks are in this vid. sorry, it's a long vid :)
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  8. blacknym Experienced Member

    What a great video! Thanks for sharing. :D

    I hope Deja can get that good. LOL

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