Monday, July 9, 2012

Clicker training - panda

Clicker training continues. This time aiming for a desired behavior. First behavior I ask for is "on". First session didn't go to well. Hour and a half and only two paws up. Second session she was almost straight up and we even tried a frisbee game including the behaviour. She did awesome

PB and J and the first signs of valve for RZ!'good work little panda.... We are getting there!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Panda crate training continued

Continued crate training today. She was so enthusiastic to start and even before I had the video set up, rod was unfolding the crate and she was trying to get in. "she loves her crate!". Today I wanted to see more from her and wanting to be at the back of the crate rather than eager to get out and sitting right at the front of the door. She got the idea really quickly and by the end was moving towards the back every time I went to open the door. 35 min session in total so video I cut out the middle the just show the start and end. Can't give away all my secrets of training either!
Finished the session with high distractions (treats thrown, entire bag of food on the floor, and her dinner). Superstar!
Added bonus to give panda her dinner, she had to do a recall straight to me (ignoring her food that she had to run straight past) before I let her eat it. She had three goes at it and got it on the third.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Panda door training

Door training

Panda being a dork

Panda clicker

Second session with the clicker. First session was simply a charging the clicker session with no criteria set. Today's session I was aiming for understand of behavior offering. She needed to be able to jump into a sit, stand or drop on order to get a reward - in this case her highest value steak. We had a long don't wanna don't hafta moment I between but by the end we were getting change of positions. True understand was tested at the end when I did not reward a move into a drop... She only was there for a couple of seconds before standing up... Hurray! She offered a behavior that did not work so she thought about it and tried something else.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

21st training

Big day today. Rod took the kids for a massive walk. I came home from work and they hardly wanted to play they were so exhausted! Was awesome. We played hide and seek tonight with panda. She did really well. Started with simple hiding spots than got more difficult. Hardest one was in the kitchen cupboard. Took her about 4 mins to find me. She did well!

Stand off with rod at the door today for 1 1/2hrs over sitting to come in.... Needless to say rod won. The first real "don't wanna don't hafta" moment she has had.

Put at the end of the video Keeda stacking it whilst doing her left and right turns... Hilarious pup!!

Dinner madness in our house (sorry I didn't get Harlie on the video - image a sheltie doing the same as Keeda on his bed). Three dogs, three dinners, Rodney with a toothbrush in mouth (and Harlie understanding toothbrush talk!), cat outside, everyone has to hold their position.... Certainly getting there!! Sorry about rods dancing at the end.... He made me leave it in!!!

Recalls panda - 20th June

We worked recalls today. She honestly did better than I expected. Good reaction every time we called. Only the once she got distracted by the food on the table there fore only got a pat.

No walks today.

We have started asking more for sits at the door before she comes in. Way to big to keep pushing past us.