Teaching Limp

Discussion in 'Dog Tricks' started by Evie, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. SD&B Experienced Member

    Sounds very interesting. Maybe you could ask her to target with her wrist. (Is that what you meant by the back of the paw?) Let us know how it progresses. Maybe you should even video your sessions. Your method would be different than any other I've seen, but it would be great thinking out of the box. (y)(y)(y)
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  2. 648117 Honored Member

    Yeah, I meant wrist.

    I don't know if it will work, I just thought of it as I was writing my post. I'm still thinking about what method to use. A stick sure would get around the bending down to a little dog problem, I think Holly is about 30cm tall at the shoulders so I would have to get my hand even lower than that if I was to use "shake" as a start point or wanted to support her with my hand.

    I haven't used a target stick at all with Holly so I don't know if she would really like it. She tends to be bad at things that require her to stay still or keep a body part still for any length of time so I'm not sure if she could do an extended target onto a stick.
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  3. SD&B Experienced Member

    Still a very interesting idea about how to teach it.(y)
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  4. SD&B Experienced Member

    Another idea I've heard of is to use a leash or length of cloth of something attached to the collar and to hold the dogs leg up that way. If the dog was putting pressure on his/her neck, I would just hold both ends. Then, you don't have to bend over. You would gradually decrease the support as the dog became better at holding up the leg.

    Another idea I had for someone with a short dog was to work on limp with the dog on a bench or table so that you are more easily able to reach their paw and wrist.
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  5. Evie Experienced Member

    Hijacking this thread to show Evie's limp :D

    She's finally managed a single, unassisted limp. I'm very proud :love::LOL:


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  6. MaryK Honored Member

    Way to go Evie!!!!!!!!!!!!:love:(y):D You've every right to be proud of her!
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  7. Dogster Honored Member

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D Go Evie, GO!!!!!:D She's doing fantastic!!!!(y)
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  8. Dlilly Honored Member

    I'm still struggling with limp, but these videos have some great ideas, I'm going to try them out!
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  9. SD&B Experienced Member

    That's it! That's the hump and you are OVER it. The rest will come easier now. Way to go!!!!! :D(y)(y)(y):D
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  10. Evie Experienced Member

    Thanks everyone!!! So proud of her. It did take us quite a while to finally get this, but it worked!!!!! :D
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  11. Squiggle Member

    YAY! Go Evie! Maddox does a pretty great limp, but it's because he only has three legs to begin with. :D
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