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Fun stacking game

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Jazzy, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    This started out as trick training but it's really more of a fun game because it isn't just training - it's based on skill and luck too.

    I thought I'd share it because I was surprised how much fun it is; and I never would have thought of it myself - I got the idea off a FB page. It's good mental exercise and great for those times when you can't get out and do something physical.

  2. FetchingInTheRain

    FetchingInTheRain Little Dog Premium Member

    Lol that is amazing! Love her vocals of frustration, such a smart little girl with you as an amazing owner and teacher!
  3. Cofla

    Cofla Big Dog

    This is great!!!
    On another note, nice Persian rug there, I think that is what it is, we have a couple on our living room that are practically the same color.

  4. dogeatdog

    dogeatdog Good Dog

    Love it ! She is so clever, I found myself clapping lol
  5. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    Glad you got a kick out of it guys - it's actually a lot of fun! (Of course, V.'s Diva dog theatrics are generally the best past :D)

    We love the rug Eddy - we just got it over the winter- and it was the color that sold us.
  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    How did you start off teaching her to do that?
  7. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    We started with picking up the rings and targeting the pole. It helped that V. has done a lot with targeting so she really understood the concept. Once we started I realized which way it would be best for her to pick up the rings and then I started only rewarding an effort involving a correct ring hold.

    I saw a video on youtube that said to reward heavily whenever the dog got the ring in the proximity of the pole; but it seemed simpler to me and more helpful to V. to use the target command.

    Whenever she actually got one on I made a huge deal out of and jackpotted her with the treats. I could tell when she finally got the whole concept and knew that the ring was supposed to go on the pole - but even though she "gets" it - it's still hard - and takes a certain amount of luck and skill.
  8. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    At first I thought Tonka would be able to do this with no problem.but the. I started to think about how she is not really into retrieving so much. However, she is HIGHLY food motivated.
  9. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    Have you practiced breaking the retrieve down into 1. pick it up/take it, 2. hold it/build duration and 3. bring it/target/put it somewhere?
  10. Lillie May

    Lillie May Good Dog

    That's a very good tip Jazzy, I was wondering that as well. I'm always amused with your videos! You're so patient and a talented trainer. When I showed this one to my husband, he said WOW! We had a good laugh over me trying to teach this to any of ours.
  11. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    Thanks hon! It really is just patience and practice - at least the "trick" -y stuff that we do.

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