I just found this pet related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!
A simple exercise to teach our dogs that environmental distractions are not a cue that it’s time to disconnect from us. The emphasis is on non-verbal communication and creating circumstances where the dog will be much more likely to come when they are called. Work on this one gradually and in conjunction with more ‘formal’ recalls around lesser distractions. ———— Email: email@example.com Website: www.trainingpositive.com Facebook bit.ly Twitter: bit.ly
What do you think?
great vid – and great t-shirt too!
Thanks for the video. I like your clear explanations!
nice, would you do this same technique with a new puppy?
thanks, tab! Enjoy your videos and have applied a couple to the pups we’re dogsitting. wondering if you have touched on how to keep from getting your fingers nipped when offering the treats, other than tossing the treat onto a surface which in turn is distraction ’cause she thinks she needs to search for more. one pups is very rough and always hungry (no medical reason) so even if i feed her a little before working with her she still manages to get my fingers in her teeth. i’m new to training
@murwill1 Yes, we can do that – but there are a few other things that are good to do in conjunction with this exercise. I mention some of them in my first video on teaching a dog to come.
@tris2go A lot of dogs get over-aroused & mouthy when we’re training with food. I might have touched on it in the past, but I’ll look into going over it more in the future. Thanks for the suggestion!
do you have a german sheperd? it looks like it kinda.. but some features dont
@djdum434 It’s a long haired German Shepherd. As you’re from Canada, you are probably used to seeing the US-line German Shepherds, which are quite different.
@djdum434 @djdum434 It’s a long haired German Shepherd. As you’re from Canada, you are probably used to seeing the US-line German Shepherds, which are quite different.
Hi Tab. At 2:52 you click when Soleo looks away from you, You have called her to you and she responds and begins to come, but she looks away from you, and then you click. This can be detrimental as you have enforced a negative behaviour with a positive reward. I know it was just bad timing on the click. For other people to know, just be aware of your timing as you may unwittingly enforce bad or unwanted behaviour. Otherwise Tab this was another excellent video, as usual! Darren Contented Canines