Saturday, February 6, 2010

Trick #2 and Trick #3 = Down and Come/Recall

Since there are only 3 more "basic" tricks left, I've decided to do them together as they are fairly easy. The tricks themselves do not have to be done at the same time.

Trick #2 = Down
Another easy one, just get your dog into the dog position with those elbows touching the ground!

Trick #3 = Come/Recall
Also easy, but a very important command to have in your repertoire. It is very very important for your dog to have a good, strong recall. You'll never know when you'll need it!!

Another rule/guideline I'm adding, is that there must be some sort of command given for each trick, either a verbal, hand-cue, whatever you choose. And the names that I give to my commands, does not mean you need to use those too! Make it fun!!

Also those playing along with us, don't feel obligated to teach something you don't want your dog to learn. For example, one of the tricks in the book is teaching your dog to crawl under a hula-hoop/tire jump; that would reeaaallllyyyy not go over good when we're running an agility course and one of my dogs thinks I'm asking them to go underneath. LOL. Do what makes you and your dog comfortable. If you dog *downs* and rolls onto their hip, and that's okay for you, then c/t. Or if the dog recalls into a front or side position, it's up to you! Your the boss! (hehe or would "pack leader" do it?)

Videos must be entered before 11:00pm on February 8th, EST. Now go play with your dog! ****(changed due to idiot complaints)****

9 comments:

  1. Boom.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuG1ihBaqR0

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  2. Down

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7wpkJ1dYaA


    and recall

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4ORCub8kxA

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  3. another dog, down

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7wpkJ1dYaA

    and recall

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NK1683gs6o

    and for fun, here's the first recall, she decided he stick was probably more fun

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  4. oops forgot the link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yRTJDGaJsA

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  5. Izzy's being super weird this week... She keeps running away when I have a treat in my hand? But I managed to get a down!

    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v303/JadeOfVespers/?action=view&current=PICT0109.flv

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  6. Pits down and come.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcdJqZ7BRKI

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  7. Juno:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfXvqr1_5-E

    Ewww cell phone quality.

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  8. Youtube is being shistey!!!!
    But it should be up on my channel soon. It's uploaded, but it isn't "live" yet...

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ihartgonzo

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  9. oy vey!
    I put it on my photobucket.

    http://s249.photobucket.com/albums/gg226/wegotanairshow/?action=view&current=trick2and3.flv

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