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Roxie doing tricks with a smile on her face :)

Discussion in 'Photography, Artwork & Videos' started by ignitethis, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. ignitethis

    ignitethis Good Dog

  2. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    AWwwwww ... Too cute :)

    (the second link doesn't work)
  3. ignitethis

    ignitethis Good Dog

    It should now- forgot to set it to public!

    Thank you! :D
  4. JoeBingo

    JoeBingo Banned

    HA !!! :) ... works ... what a cutie LOL
  5. dogeatdog

    dogeatdog Good Dog

    Really cute! I like the first trick I might have to teach tank that one (even though he has no idea what heel is ).
  6. ignitethis

    ignitethis Good Dog

    Thank you!!

    For the heel, I just leashed Roxie up indoors and on her chain collar**. Previously, I had taught her to "back up" on command. So, using the chain collar, I would have her in a heel next to a wall. Then, I would give a quick jerk- remember, the collar never actually closed around Roxie's neck, just made the sound. Because her neck is 14 inches, I got a chain that is 20 inches- gave me enough excess to jerk the leash to make the noise, but no pressure was on her neck.

    Anyways, giving the quick jerk, I would take a step back. When Roxie followed my lead, I praised her for it. Soon, we walked backwards to the end of the wall. I then added turns, using the coffee table (since it's next to the couch and another wall) and would walk backwards around that in both directions. I honestly think that messed her up a bit because sometimes she will turn out of a heel... but a quick session with the wall puts her right back where she should be.

    Good luck!! Now, I'm trying to master reverse heel in a figure 8... Rox is a bit cornfuzzled about that, lol. Oh well! Now that the snow's fallen, we've got plenty of time to work on tricks. I'm also working on backing up, coming forward, and stopping/sitting from a distance.

    **she had been trained previously that the sound of the links getting tighter meant she had to slow down, and then that it meant she had to stay in a heel. no pressure was ever used at all. just the sound and then if she didn't pay mind, I would stop and do the "be a tree" method
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  7. lizzie13

    lizzie13 Good Dog

    Very good! Yes using a wall is a great tool in teaching heel! She looked great!
  8. ignitethis

    ignitethis Good Dog

    Thank you!!
  9. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    What a beautiful, smart pup!!

    I love your backwards heel, looks like it is nice and straight!
  10. ignitethis

    ignitethis Good Dog

    Thank you, Jazzy! I appreciate your comment :)

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