Thursday, January 15, 2015

Training Thursday - What a difference a week makes

Last week I talked about the struggles to get Zaphod to back up. The Man and I continued to work on it, and while it is still not Phod's favourite trick (he still tries to avoid it and will tell you off) he has greatly improved (as the video below shows). Hailey has improved too and she has really been enjoying training time (for the cookies I think).



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25 comments:

  1. Bravo! Apaws Apaws! well done! I only work for treats too... seems I'm related with Lee :o)
    Easy Rider

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  2. Great job there and onwards and upwards. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. When mom wants me to back up she says "moon walk". Progress is still being made!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  4. I do almost anything for treats!!

    Wags
    Oreo

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  5. Good job guys. I can't learn to lay down for nothing
    Edward (& Lily)

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  6. For cookies says it all. Good work guys.

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  7. Hari OM
    Well done Phod, enough and no more!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  8. WAY TO GO...... Keep it up and you will need to get one of those Beep BEEP BEEEEeeeeeeeeep thingys put on your Collar like Trucks have when they go into Reverse...

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  9. They are too cute! Phoenix doesn't really like backing up either! You might want to try lowering your hand a bit and sort of push the treat forwards into their face a bit, usually you can get a few steps back that way. If that doesn't make sense, I'd be happy to video it for you. :D

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  10. Go Zaphod!!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  11. Well, hes getting there! try that with Bites and he just turns around and walks away, then I get his treat!

    The Mad Scots

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  12. Keep it up! Back up was difficult to teach Nola, but now it's one of her favorite tricks and she'll offer it all the time.

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  13. Ahhh Haliey and Phod are very smart and love making the peeps smile
    Hugs
    Madi your bfff

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  14. You gotta do what you gotta do to get treats.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  15. Way to go! We are working on the same thing... and we're at about the same stage, maybe a little behind where you are. Apparently, it's a great strengthening exercise for the muscles that control the knees.

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  16. They look like they are doing great! I'm sure Phod will get more comfortable with it.

    Monty and Harlow

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  17. I taught my two to go back by saying it when they were heading backwards already. I don't know if catching Phod when he is doing it normally and rewarding at that point would help he become more comfortable?!

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  18. Wow! They are doing great!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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