How well does your dog respond to your cues at a distance? Would your dog sit or down when they are off leash and far away? It’s a skill that can be life saving for dogs! It only needs a few minutes a day of engagement with your dog to create great behaviors, and it starts with your dog listening to you when they are close.
In the episode you'll hear:
- That a dog responding from a distance is just showing mastery of skills that they can do close up.
- How to find time in your day to train your dog and how it can be engaging.
- What your dog understanding of a cue looks like in day-to -day life.
- About cleaning up your release cues and the releases that I use.
- What to be aware of about cueing, marking, and releasing to create clarity for your dog.
- Why we need transfer of value to the behaviour of sit, down or stand for our dogs.
- About the experiment we conducted at agility camp and what the results showed about cues at a distance.
- Why dogs who understand a behaviour close to you can perform at a distance.
- Blog Post with Video: How to Train Your Dog to Stand on Cue
- YouTube Video: Teach Your Dog To Down On Cue: Easy Shaping With A Bed
- Learn How To Play ItsYerChoice
- Podcast Episode 134: How To Teach A Dog Stay WITHOUT Luring, Collar Pops Or Using The Word “Stay”
- Podcast Episode 21: The 5 Critical Dog Training Layers for Confidence with Anything
- Podcast Episode 125: Why Isn’t My Dog Learning What I’m Training?
- Podcast Episode 90: Premack, Dog Training and Transfer of Value
- Podcast Episode 135: Test Your Dog’s Sit Stay Training
- Blog Post with Video: Get Your Dog Training Done (And Make Your Week Awesome)
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube
My quick little jrt often jumps down to a down when I say sit, especially when she’s super motivated and keen. She likes to offer that readily. And then often from a down to a sit she just wiggles her feet, looking at me. I always gently take her collar and put her into the sit position. A couple of times of that and she’s
Like, oh, right, Sit.
I ha$ to laugh when in 1 video you said terroirs down often offer a down. It’s her go to.
I’d love to hear you do a podcast on how best to introduce two or more dogs to each other for the first time for a play session. When all are leashed, the leashes get tangled and some dog get defensive. If I free them all at a distance, it can be scary for the more timid dog to have another rushing at them. Helps!
In working with duration, I understand marking and rewarding say the sit, and then gradually build duration by delaying the release with the cue for break, etc. But is there a reward given upon the release or is the release the reward? I realize that if you release with a search cue then they would be receiving a reward. Also is there an advantage to using one cue or the other when building duration? Thanks !!
How do I get snappy sit?
I have a young puppy (10 weeks old). I’d like to teach her properly how to sit, using a game, so that she can be snappier than she is now. She’s learning IYC, hand targets, search and hop it up. When she hops it up, sometimes she sits, sometimes she downs and I’d like to be clear with her on the sit.