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How long does it take you to train a new trick
« 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:
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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #1 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
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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #3 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?
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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #4 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....
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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #7 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
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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #8 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".....

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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2007, 09:40:47 PM »
Ha ha, mine too.  Isn't that wiggle butt just the cutest?
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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #10 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:

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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2007, 09:56:05 PM »
And I bet it would be a GREAT waist reducer!
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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #12 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.


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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #13 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
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Re: How long does it take you to train a new trick
« Reply #14 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!

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