Who Is Interested In A Trick Challenge?

Discussion in 'Training Challenges' started by running_dog, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    Great idea! Would love to try that.
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  2. running_dog Honored Member

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  3. MaryK Honored Member

    Excellent video, I have seen it before. Ego does get in the way with some people, the 'my dog can do extraordinary stuff' without a single thought to the dog's well being, especially their future well being. Think elite athletes who end up with all sorts of permanent injuries at a relatively young age.
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  4. brody_smom Experienced Member

    I have seen it before also, but it never hurts to be reminded. Thanks, running_dog.
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  5. southerngirl Honored Member

    I've noticed that you and I believe some other members have wanted or have to teach the challenge using shaping. Maybe the next challenge or one of them could be a trick to teach using shaping.
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  6. running_dog Honored Member

    Good idea... I've given it as an option but I don't think we are all that good at choosing things we think will make it harder for us. So all being well some time soon Shaping is going to be a compulsory part of a Challenge (y)
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  7. MaryK Honored Member

    Oh dear!!!!!!!!!!! Our weakest point - Shaping!:confused::(:rolleyes::oops::eek:
  8. southerngirl Honored Member

    I'm really interested in trying shaping and I'm going to look around for a fairly easy trick to shape. I've never tried anything else but luring.
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  9. MaryK Honored Member

    Do let me know what trick you find please Danielle. Leaf had to do shaping at Dog School and best we could manage was with an old straw hat on the floor which she put her paw onto. However, she had already learned to paw a 'target' on the floor, so not sure if this was a case of 'cheating' of not.:rolleyes:
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  10. southerngirl Honored Member

    Will do.:)
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  12. kassidybc Experienced Member

    I finally got a skateboard for Chloe, so when it's time to do the skateboarding trick challenge, we are ready. :)
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  13. running_dog Honored Member

    Great! I was just wondering whether you had it yet!

    Skateboarding or a variation might be a good one to shape on from this and hopefully we will have that as a challenge soon :cool:
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  14. ellieh Active Member

    oooo i am off to buy a skateboard to join in :D
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  15. running_dog Honored Member

    What would you all like for the next challenge...
    Skateboarding - (I have variations for those who know the basics) this will be a shaping challenge so clickers ready :)
    Do as I do - this is going to be fun because we'll all have to figure out how to train it first.
    Reading - River already knows this but maybe he could learn some new words if he wants to join in
    Blindfolded tricks

    I have a list of things we'd said we wanted to train but it has become a little dated and we seem to have lost impetus and besides there have been a few really cool ideas for trick challenges recently so lets have something a bit more showy to work on for a change :cool: we can come back to the list later.

    What do you want to do first?
  16. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    Personally I fancy the 'do as I do' but am happy to join in with any of the above.
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  17. southerngirl Honored Member

    They all sound great, I'm not sure which one I'd like next.:)
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  18. kassidybc Experienced Member

    I don't really care, they all sound fun! :)
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  20. running_dog Honored Member

    I'm inclined to go for "Do as I do" next as some people might get involved from that thread.

    As groundwork for "do as I do" we each need a minimum of 3 tricks that we know our dogs will perform on voice cue only, we need to know for sure that we are not giving body cues. I had some fun with this today trying to get Zac to obey a few simple cues while I was standing perfectly still facing away from him (you don't need to do this it was just the way I chose to make sure I wasn't giving unconscious cues). We did sit, stand, down, sit pretty, spin and turn. Oddly Zac does "turn" better when I have my back to him but won't "spin", when I face him he will spin but not turn :confused:
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