|Barked: Wed Dec 12, '12 6:43am PST |
|Lobo is right..dogs learn when the click is for them. I trained Squam & Wiley was his mentor/model. It didn't take very long for pup to learn that Wiley sits..gets click/treat. He often looked for Wiley's response, then offered his. Once he caught on, I would mix things up so it would not simply be monkey see, monkey do. So Wiley gets a *sit, Squ'mey gets a *down.
I still train them together, but they know that the dog who's name is said is the dog who will be C/T'd.
A couple of days ago I taught Squam to "play the piano." Wiley is not physically capable, but wanted in on the treats. So I alternated between having him sit, down, spin, target..& then it would be Squam's turn. I also follow Eisenmann's educating method, so in under 5 minutes, Squam was playing piano & Wiley got a refresher in basics.
ETA...Congrats on the new puppy
Edited by author Wed Dec 12, '12 6:44am PST
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