Been letting Mona have some time outside with Blue without a muzzle on! I am proud to say she has been doing very well! She really is playing and having fun. They are both wearing ecollars incase I need to step in but for the most part I don't need to give many corrections. Here's some pictures from two different days and a video from this morning. I really like this video because it shows so much. Mona and Blue are having some fun playing but then you can see Mona wants a break. Blue was being a little annoying so I called his name as a little "hey calm down a bit". He did slow down but was still being a bit pestering so she have him some growls and body language to signal that she has had enough. Blue gets the message and leaves her alone. I could have stepped in a bit more, and I would have if Blue was not listening and being over the top, but I also wanted Mona to really communicate with him. Back when my trainer started helping me introduce Mona to Blue she mentioned that she could really see Mona becoming a good helper dog. She explained, Mona is a mother. She is social and playful but also doesn't take shit from other dogs. She said she will be really good at helping dogs to learn boundaries and respect. She is firm but fair. I didn't see what she was talking about back then but I am starting to see it now. And that is a really cool thing. I am still taking things slow!😅 and we still have a ways to go but I am so proud of her💙
Rogue spending some time on "place" working on the duration portion. Once a dog understands that "place" means to get onto an object such as a dog bed or cot and lay down, the next step from there is simply leaving the dog on the cot! Over time, dogs develop the ability to be "calm on command" when asked to "place". When dogs are not actively training, walking, or spending time in their crates, they are practicing how to be calm on place.
Here is a better look at Rogue the #bordercollie who just arrived today for her board and train. We have already worked on obeying thresholds as well as getting her reintroduced to a prong collar. She came in pulling on a prong collar which can happen but that is pretty much a thing of the past now. Video of her progress will be up tomorrow!
Cooper and Callie arrived this afternoon for some boarding over the next few days. The last time they were here Baron was too small and young but this time they can all interact! Talk about some photogenic dogs 🐶 (full disclosure it took entirely too many attempts to get a photo with them all looking at the camera at the same time) 😛
So my entire post didn't go through for some reason so I'm reposting this:
I wanted to take a few minutes to write and point out the fact that ANY tool, including +R can be abused. I was reading this book again, for like the fifth time, and he mentioned something about how no one can learn how to use an ecollar through YT videos. I couldn't agree more. Can you get the idea? Of course. Can you actually learn about the timing, rewarding, etc. through a video? Nope.
I just want to say that any tool in training can be misused. That not just anyone can grab a treat and teach their dog to come anytime anywhere. That there is a reason stimulations from the ecollar, "persuasion" from the treats, and so on are FADED OUT OVER TIME. So that dogs learn how to be efficient on their own. Not with us constantly holding their hand/paw through it all. This is purely MY opinion. I'm not going into detail, because would be a long ass post. I just wanted to mention it briefly and say I'm very glad if you haven't fallen asleep yet reading this. So thank you.
Ecollar introduction to an aggressive dog.
I was using a mini educator 300 with a comfort pad.
I introduced the ecollar tingle to Winston much like how a clicker was introduced in clicker training.
Ecollar > food
Ecollar > attention > food
As you can see, he was really excited and motivated during the whole process, which is how it should be.
Full video here: https://www.facebook.com/PerfectCompanionK9/videos/1658519334187144/
Malakai goes home later today after a week of boarding. He definitely enjoyed himself playing with Sage and Baron, helping me out with training, it's always great to have well behaved client dogs who can participate in training sessions. I promise he had fun but I can't promise he stayed clean 🐶
วันนี้สอนเจ้าของให้รู้จักวิธีใช้ e-collar อย่างถูกต้อง และสอนทีน่าให้รุู้จักตอบสนองกับปลอกคอเช่นกัน ผลลัพธ์ตามที่เห็น เรียกแล้วมา
Today lesson is teaching both owners on how to use e-collar correctly and teach Tina how to response when the collar activate. Results as you can see she come!
In dog training (and life) it is important to be mindful of intention. Is your dog slowly edging off place to see how far he can get? Or did he fall asleep and forget? When your dog is in a heel, is he tuned in? Or are his ears perked forward, anticipating the next trigger. At ROOTS K9, our goal is a balanced dog, body and mind. Don’t settle for your dog phoning it in - a relaxed state of mind IS possible. #balancedtraining#rootsk9#changeyourdogchangeyourlife#dogs#dogtraining#minieducator#success
1) I love my Jack so much. He is a super anxious boy, and does not do well in lodging. It was great to see him be able to relax so much in the training room, he was even snoring!
2) I have worked with Millie multiple times. She is also a super anxious and fearful dog. This was my first time ever seeing her feel safe enough to lay down. She has made so much progress, and a huge part of that is due to remote training.