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peanut abs

Do I know what I'm doing? um, not really...

great that she's (mostly) totally unphased by this thing wiggling around under her feet... I mean the way she used to be with all moving things like say wobble board and teeter for instance...

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nosemovie
Jan. 19th, 2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
Wow! she's a natural!
dinahprincedaly
Jan. 19th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
this is what I'm working toward...

http://youtu.be/JCHxjtKARYs

http://youtu.be/hfokl_TXoz8

i love how all the people in this advanced tricks class have these patient husbands and partners... its hilarious...

and this one makes me laugh when she laughs about knowing what its like to have a tail...
http://youtu.be/grS3q-P3aY8
nosemovie
Jan. 19th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
Ah! that woman in the first one? I "know" her, as she was/is (?) on my LJ list and I met her briefly at Westworld during a USDAA nationals. hahahah. Small dog world.
nosemovie
Jan. 19th, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
Also, Stel might find it actually EASIER to get up on a person's back than on the peanut. Your peanut looks like mine, a bit flat. And that doesn't give much of a foundation to stand on. A nice flat (and laughing!) back might be easier!
dinahprincedaly
Jan. 19th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
but, I need a patient partner... maybe I could rent one, ahem. seriously I've tried to cue her when I'm on all fours and she's like wha????? B is in Chicago, S works 14 hour days, the husband is not gonna let her jump on HIS back and he's... well sometimes I think he's deliberately clueless about training... for example, like when I was teaching her left and right, he was giving her treats for the opposite directions!!!!!
nosemovie
Jan. 19th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
With all the out of work people in this country?? I can see the craigslist ad now:

"Wanted, strong back and good sense of humor. Must LOVE dogs. Will feed you dinner for 2 hours of pedestal work. Don't ask. I'll explain it later"

dinahprincedaly
Jan. 19th, 2012 10:42 pm (UTC)
lol
ripnpaws
Jan. 20th, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
I played around with this trick this afternoon. I got Rip to put his front feet on my back for a reward using his BOSU ball word. Now, Rip is the worst clicker/shaping dog but he got it. I did not get all 4 feet on me but it was a start. I *think* I did this with Boost when she was younger but I don't recall. I'll try her tomorrow. She is smarter and more savvy about shaping than Rip. I do a lot of stuff by myself and I think there is a way.

Like one thing I did with Stuff to get him to jump into my arms when he was having transition problems was to place the reward on the book shelf just over my shoulder. I want to play with something like that. Reward placement - hard to place the kibble on my back once Rip hopped up there.
dinahprincedaly
Jan. 20th, 2012 12:55 pm (UTC)
I was getting front feet already---she'll "perch" on just about anything physically possible... but the object she's supposed to jump onto giving her the cues without eye contact is confusing.
Anyway, I got the husband last night at a weak moment ; )
She still wouldn't jump onto my back with him click/treating (thts hard to get her brain around too--he never uses a clicker) so we switched places and I got him onto all fours and she jumped onto his back easily... but when we switched back to me as the table she got whimpery... I had to get really small and tuck my head in and finally she jumped on my back, but only once... maybe the husband will give me a hand (or a back) again tonight... oh man, he's got a wildass clicker style ; )
ripnpaws
Jan. 20th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
You are on your way. So glad you got your wild ass clicker styling hubby to help out.
cedarfield
Jan. 20th, 2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
This is the problem I ran into when taking SG's Recaller course. Most of the games/exercses needed a partner and I can't get my husband to help with this kind of stuff. I found I couldn't do about 50% of the games.
dinahprincedaly
Jan. 20th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
seriously? I'm surprised SG required partner, her instructional videos don't... at least the ones I've seen
cedarfield
Jan. 20th, 2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was surprised, too because she doesn't tell you that up front. She shows you how to use a long line around a post to do some of the restrained recall stuff but there's a whole lot of other stuff that you need another person as a distraction or a helper for.
matildasmom
Jan. 21st, 2012 08:34 am (UTC)
Nice work on the peanut!
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