Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tricks #7, #8, and #9

Sorry for the last post everyone! Therefore you will have until next Tuesday (March 2nd) to turn this set in, though new ones will be starting on Sunday!!

Trick #7 = Take
Dog must pick up an object. Whether it's from your hand, floor, etc. I personally use take for taking something outta my hand - helpful when I've got four dogs and only one is instructed to take something.

Trick #8 = Give
Dog must drop/hand you object on command. I personally only use *Give* with *Take*, as we use that for one someone needs to be holding an object in their mouth.

Trick #9 = Sit pretty
Our form of sit pretty is a dog in a sit position (on haunches) and raising paws to chest. But it's your dog, it could be standing on hind legs, front legs, maybe you want a leg sticking out. Whatever! Make it fun!

Also keep working on *Roll Over*, as you'll be needing that and *shaking with both paws* later in the game, maybe next week, week after, who knows! Videos must be in by Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 11:oo pm EST.

I've also added a new rule: Rule #4
Any trick can be gone back and taught. You won't receive the same number as points for having it in on time, but it could help in the long run!! Please send me an email with link (as well as commenting in appropiate week) so I can log it!

Trick #5 and #6 - Completion

Sorry for the late posts guys! Good job everyone! Seems that everyone got the *both paws* trick down pat, and either succeeded with the *roll over* or are well on their ways! For those who were able to train it, would someone like to post a how-to video?

This weeks winner was tough, but the dog that out shined them all with a two-way roll... is Jess and Tempie!! Good job!!! (sorry I can't figure how to embed photobucket videos)


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Trick #5 and #6

So starting today, you will now have a week to train tricks as we're doing a couple each week. Trick videos must be in by Saturday Feb. 20th by 11:00pm EST.

Trick #5 - Shake Paws With Both Hands
Whether your dog just paws at you, and gives you their paw it doesn't matter. Try to put a command for each paw!

Trick #6 - Roll over
Dogs must be able to roll completely to their other side.

These don't have to be perfect, but once they're *taught* keep practicing as we'll be building on these later *hinthint*.

Trick #4 and Recap #1 = Completion

Awesome job guys! How many of yall had to train it, or your dogs already knew it?

This trick's star... is Boo!! I love how she stayed put when you toured your entire house!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Trick #4 = Stay *AND* #1 Re-Cap

For trick #4, you will be teaching your dog(s) to STAY! Also, we are doing the first re-cap of all we've learned so far, as this is the end of the first chapter. Basically in the re-cap, you must have a video in which your dog does all four of the last tricks: sit, down, come, and stay. Tricks can be in any order, but must be in the same video! No cut/pasting together!

Videos will be due by February 13th at 11:00pm EST.

After that is turned in, I will be switching it up to giving out a few tricks each week, in which you'll have a whole week to turn it (there may be 2-3 tricks each week). It only gets funner from here folks!

Here's ours (is it sad I haven't posted the videos of my own dogs yet? LAWL)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Trick Time Frame

For those that are participating... do you feel that 3 days is enough time for training? The tricks will most definitely be getting harder from here. I'm thinking 2-3 tricks in a week would be obtainable, with one trick being easier than the other. Any thoughts?

Trick #2/#3 = Completion

Glad to see some new faces doing the challenge... thanks for joining in!

Awesome awesome awesome jobs everyone... my favorite this week is MuppetPups!!

http://s249.photobucket.com/albums/gg226/wegotanairshow/?action=view¤t=trick2and3.flv (sorry it won't let me embed it)

And ours for the week: