Trick Challenge: Limp

Discussion in 'Training Challenges' started by running_dog, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. MaryK Honored Member

    That sounds like a good idea. I'll try that today. As Leaf at times seems to know what I want but doesn't do it as yet.

  2. MaryK Honored Member

    That's a good idea, I love it on this forum you can always find a creative way to get a trick to work. Now all I have to do is find a popsicle stick and something like a pipe cleaner.
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  3. MaryK Honored Member

    Congratulations on a mini break through. Something else to try!
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  4. MaryK Honored Member

    Good point! I know Leaf's very smart and you have a good point. She now thinks my hand is part of the trick. Dogs sure aren't stupid, it's us as trainers who don't always managed to convey to them what we want.
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  5. brody_smom Experienced Member

    I guess this trick might be a little easier for males, as they already have the muscles developed for standing with one leg up. For the back leg anyway!
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  6. kassidybc Experienced Member

    So are any of us going to be done with this challenge by Saturday (the end of the challenge)? :p I know we won't be!
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  7. running_dog Honored Member


    Zac won't be :rolleyes:
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  8. srdogtrainer Experienced Member

    You know when River was learning the front paw limp I used my hand to give him the idea of what I wanted. Then I phased it out by making it a wiggly/ wobbly surface to get him to realize he had to keep it up, but my hand wasn't staying in place and holding his foot up as well anymore. Then he started doing it more on his own.

    Does that make sense?
  9. srdogtrainer Experienced Member

    We've made progress, but we will need more work to prefect it.
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  11. srdogtrainer Experienced Member

    I think he might have done a little better using his regular food. We have been using his regular food for everything lately so the hot dogs may have been a little distracting for him.
  12. brody_smom Experienced Member

    River is so gorgeous! Of course, you already knew that.

    I never thought of lowering the value of the treats. We've been having the same problem.
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  13. brody_smom Experienced Member

    Brody neither.
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  14. srdogtrainer Experienced Member



    Training session 2, without hot dogs.
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  15. srdogtrainer Experienced Member

    I think that is all we will have for this challenge for now. Sat's are very busy for me. I am looking forward to seeing everyones' progress so far.
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  16. running_dog Honored Member

    Somewhat of a busy day here leaping to a rushed filming job at the end of the day but Zac came up with his best limping attempt yet for his video moment I'm really proud of him :). Please ignore the heckling from his unappreciative audience!

  17. running_dog Honored Member

    I'm guessing that we Trick Challengers could all do with another week on this trick before I post the next one?
  18. srdogtrainer Experienced Member

    Very nice! You did all that with free shaping? That is awesome! As for the unappreciative audience I can relate. The only comment River hears from my sister is "go away!" She is not at all a dog person.
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  19. srdogtrainer Experienced Member

    I think we would benefit greatly with an extra week or two. This is a pretty hard trick! Congrats to everyone that gave it a try! :D
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  20. kassidybc Experienced Member

    Another week or two would be helpful. :)
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