Trick challenges

Discussion in 'Dog Tricks' started by welshherder, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. welshherder New Member

    Hello,

    I was wondering if the trick challenges are still going on? If so how often are they and when will the next one be? Thanks.

  2. tugidq64 Experienced Member

    How do you get your dog to stack bowls?
  3. welshherder New Member

    I started by c/t for any touching of the bowl with her mouth. She then started picking one up and throwing it down. Eventually I c/t for her throwing the one bowl down so it hits the other one. She was able to stack them easily when she is laying down and they are between her paws, but I didn't think she was really understanding what I wanted. She wasn't putting one inside the other consciously, just throwing it and it happened to go in. She didn't really understand the criteria I was looking for because when I had her stand to do it she would just throw one bowl down slamming it into the other one. So now I am having her put a smaller bowl into a larger one, c/t for each time she does it. As she gets an understanding of what I want I will replace the larger bowl with one the same size as the small one for stacking. It is hard not to help them with this trick by trying to put the bowl under the one that they are going to drop but try not to do this. Let them figure it out, just remember to c/t for the smallest movement towards what you want. Hope that helps.
    Sarah
  4. fickla Experienced Member

    before stacking dishes I would teach your dog to "clean up." basically start with a small object that is easy to be picked up and a big container. get that down and then start shrinking the container and then switch to bowls!
  5. good_doggie New Member

    I do something similar to that. Instead of bowls, I use speed stacking cups. And I let him down stack it.
  6. tugidq64 Experienced Member

    plastic bowls or metal ones?

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