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10/23/20 09:41 PM
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Agis knows his core commands pretty well (I like to think; we could improve under distraction).

After not getting him into classes a year ago because he had kennel cough - we did some private lessons to build up his confidence. Then for the spring classes, got cancelled due to COVID (he was registered) and there's been online classes from the place his private trainer came from. But, at $262 before tax, seemed a bit...much. Toby was out of work for months after all.

Toronto moved back to further restrictions. I don't really want to do in-person classes anyways. I was looking at his shelter, and they offer training - right now, it's all online, but what the heck. It was $120 for six sessions, but because he was adopted there, we got $18 off, so $102 all in. We start next Wednesday, I am super excited. He may know most of the stuff already, but it'll be good for me to work with a trainer specifically with him.


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How neat - on line dog class! I bet you could supplement these with some of the free stuff from folks like Michael Ellis.

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I think so middle! I'm hoping the trainer works on training me smile


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That's a great idea Jenn. There's lot's of free video's on YouTube that might help as well. But it sounds like these training classes will be more structured and complete. Have fun and let us know how it goes.


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Thanks Rosa! I find some videos good, but some - I struggle with. I'm hoping they can correct some of my technique.


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Hope those classes go well! It's a really good idea, and I'm eager to hear how this goes!


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Thanks DE! I will update!

(He had regressed and started jumping on people again. Even jumping on ME, which he never did. Took him to Toby's store today to say hi and he met a ton of people, no jumping. He did give lots of kisses though!)


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How many classes have you done already? Maybe the new routine is throwing him off. He might be testing his boundaries.


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Bella: Ragdoll. Now living with her best cat friend Ty at an oversized cat condo in Crazy Cat Lady City.

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Last night was our first class. I think he's just acting like a teenage punk! (Wow am I ever old haha)

The class went well - we already knew most of it, but it was good to have some things back to basics, and other stuff he did struggle with (he downs from a hand signal, not the word, and I'd like him to respond to both).


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Oh, I've done hand signals with commands before. I plan to train this with the puppy too when he becomes ours. Are you using just a couple hand signal commands to teach him with or hope to have multiple ranges of hand signals to teach him to obey to?

He's probably still figuring out if he wants to listen to you or if he wants to defy you and do his own thing. Those intelligent dogs can pull one over us if we're not careful! Good luck!!


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The dogs know hand signals to sit/down/stay. The problem is - they sometimes won't respond to a verbal only command. I've always used them in conjunction, but I can give the hand signal with no spoken command and they do it - give a spoken command with no hand signal and nope.


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My guess on this is that you are just abruptly expecting the voice command to carry the day. Go back and fade more gradually. That's what I'd suggest.

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Absolutely Middle. Back to basics. All the dogs are like that!


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Last night was another great session - I'm surprised how much I'm learning when it's online, and when we already know a bunch of this stuff. Definitely tightening commands he already knew. I'm really enjoying it!


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That is great news Jenn, glad to hear it is working out for you. A friend of mine is considering teaching online Freestyle classes.


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Thanks Val! I am interested to do some of their tricks classes maybe, after this one.

It's funny, before we'd train once, maybe twice, a day (I know, not enough) and now we're doing 5-6 sessions daily, and I'm treating regularly (before I did so sporadically). He's so excited to train now I got up from the table where I work to go to the bathroom, he thought we were training, and ran and leapt all around he was so excited. What a goof.

I think your friend should go for it. The only downside I see is the lack of distraction from strange dogs - I mean, Neb and Xerxes help with distraction, but.


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Do you see other dogs on the computer during the training? I can guarantee that if I did this with Caleb the dogs on the computer screen would be a distraction. To this day he runs up to the TV to greet any dog he sees on screen.


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I see the trainers dog...but it's not super noticeable to Agis, for whatever reason.


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Well. Things are going well, except for the leave it/take it with food. We need to keep working on it. It doesn't help that Neb and Xerxes are circling! I think I'll start working on this in a different room while they're elsewhere until he's more proofed. His outside 'leave it' is great (with sticks) but food is a bit different unfortunately.

The only other problem I'm having as he's eating the thin bed that we're using for place. He's been destructive to beds (so is Xerxes) so we don't really use them anymore. We were leaving it down so we could work on place at any point...silly dog!


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Training is difficult with the audience competing like that (circling). So good idea to put them up. Long ago and far away with Barker Sisters the first, I would tie one when I worked the other in obedience, then switch. Just short obedience stuff but it worked. I think each dog felt honored to have their time. We'd follow this with a quick walk in the neighborhood. [Geeze, I used to have energy to do that before work! - see long ago and far away note]

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