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Life with Boxers => Boxer Chat => Topic started by: BoxerPerson on March 16, 2007, 05:55:38 PM

Title: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: BoxerPerson on March 16, 2007, 05:55:38 PM
How long does it take you to teach a new pup a trick?  I am so impressed with Phoe-bo-licious.  It takes maybe 3 times of showing her something and she seems to catch on.  Now if I can only get her to speak softly like Grammie's Ivette, I would be in 7th heave...but fiesty Ollie won't let that happen :embarassed:
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: Theresa on March 16, 2007, 05:58:37 PM
depends on the trick.  If Beas doesnt like the trick then it takes a while.  He isnt doing roll over (course I gave up on it for a while).  For a trick that he likes then it takes him about 20 minutes max.  Other tricks (like down) took about 3 days to master
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: BoxerPerson on March 16, 2007, 06:01:27 PM
Down was the easiest I think, sit...well she just started on her own when I made the other 2 sit.  But crawl, shake and catch...man those she did asap IMO.  I now need to teach her not to jump up on me when I return home.
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: steph0808 on March 16, 2007, 06:08:27 PM
Brody knows sit, shake, and speak. He picked up on all of these really quickly. I was so proud of him!  We have been having problems with down, he won't follow the treat when I move it from his nose to the ground. I'm going to have to find a new way to teach him - any ideas?
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: BoxerPerson on March 16, 2007, 06:21:11 PM
I just helped her the first 2 times and lowered the treat.  the 3rd time she did it.  Now she does it on command, no treat necessary.  I hope she doesn't go thru the terrible teens and forgets her manners....
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: Boxermom,K on March 16, 2007, 06:23:42 PM
3 seems to be the magic number. Once I have clearly communicated what I want them to do, it usually takes three repetitions and they have it down.
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: Waylon and Zoes Mom on March 16, 2007, 06:25:15 PM
I'd agree with Kristi.  Waylon and Zoe have both caught on really fast with everything I've taught them.
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: Patti on March 16, 2007, 06:55:55 PM
It depends how long we work on it I guess. For some reason he was really stubborn about down & that took us a few days
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: Beach_Princess on March 16, 2007, 09:36:07 PM
When she finally masters some tricks I will let you know.   :laugh4:

She seems to have the attitude of "if I wag my tail momma will just give up and love on me instead of trying to make me do some stupid trick".....
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: BoxerPerson on March 16, 2007, 09:40:47 PM
Ha ha, mine too.  Isn't that wiggle butt just the cutest?
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: Beach_Princess on March 16, 2007, 09:53:43 PM
Yes and I must admit I wish she could train me how to wiggle my butt that way so I could get anything I wanted as well.   :laugh4:
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: BoxerPerson on March 16, 2007, 09:56:05 PM
And I bet it would be a GREAT waist reducer!
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: linz and ellie on March 17, 2007, 05:45:19 AM
Ellie is a quick learner but she just isnt getting down yet, she gets too over excited.
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: rac.cul on March 17, 2007, 11:41:55 AM
bettyboo does the most but troy looks at you and walks away saying to himself im not doing that my dad will feed me lol
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: Krister182 on March 17, 2007, 11:46:30 AM
it really depends on the trick and the effort level needed to perform it. If it's a lot of movement it can take a while. Lazy dogs!
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: PradazPurdy on March 17, 2007, 11:47:32 AM
Prada has already pretty much mastered the sit... *sighs* .. thank God for the goodies & a dog's healthy appetite!! ;D
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: highdrama on March 17, 2007, 04:06:32 PM
Hehe, I loved the looks on our trainers faces when they saw how quick Henri was to learn.  It was like "well maybe he's not your average boxer".  Duh!  No you're just not a very good trainer cos if you were you'd know that ALL  boxers are bright as button.  2 to 3 times and he's got it!  Keeping it up is another thing cos he's easily bored. 

Well does phoebes!  Good girl!
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: Pitta on March 17, 2007, 04:19:00 PM
Lucas can learn a new trick in 5-20 Minuted..But if your talking about Jade, she has a super short attention span and will leave and come back and leave, so I don't really teach her anything new. But I also somehow trained Lucas to howl every time the phone rings!  ??? ???
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: PradazPurdy on March 17, 2007, 05:51:18 PM
But I also somehow trained Lucas to howl every time the phone rings!  ??? ???

 :laugh4:
Title: Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
Post by: grammie on March 17, 2007, 06:03:23 PM
depends what i have in my hand and how devoted I am to teaching them  ;)  usually 20 mins to get good recall so they don't forget.

i love ivette's speak soft!  omg she's still giving me both paws and 'soft' at the same time.  poor baby too many tricks at once.  I can't stop smoocher her cute little face when she does it!