Trick Dog Challenge – Be a Poodle (Beg)

DashDash learned to beg (sit up) through luring.  I had been working through this lesson for a few weeks.  Although , her balance had improved tremendously, her desire to offer the behavior without the lure was not happening.

 

While working Utility hand signals in the hallway of my home during a recent ice storm, I was slow in getting the food reward to DashDash.  On her own, she offered the beg behavior to speed up the pay off.  She has consistently responded to the cue “be a poodle”, without the lure, ever since.

This is another example of how luring with food inhibited the mental process required for a dog to learn.

1.      Back up
2.      Balance disc
3.      Barrel Racing (run around cone)
4.      Basketball
5.      Beg – be a poodle
6.      Behind (pass behind me while walking)
7.      Bow
8.      Come
9.      Crawl
10.  Directed Jumping
11.  Directed Retrieve
12.  Doggy push ups
13.  Down
14.  Drop it/give
15.  Fetch to hand
16.  Figure 8 (through legs)
17.  Find me
18.  Find object with my scent (scent discrimination)
19.  Front
20.  Get dressed(stick head through collar)
21.  Head cock
22.  Head down
23.  Head nod yes
24.  Head shake no
25.  Hike back leg
26.  Hoop jump
27.  Jump
28.  Jumping figure 8
29.  Kennel up
30.  Leave it
31.  Nose touch
32.  Nosework
33.  Paw touch
34.  Paws on arm
35.  Paws up
36.  Perch work (pivot with front legs on perch)
37.  Pickpocket
38.  Play dead
39.  Ring toss
40.  Scent discrimination (Utility Scent Articles)
41.  Settle
42.  Shake hands
43.  Shell game (find the toy)
44.  Side step
45.  Sit
46.  Spin
47.  Stack bowls
48.  Stand
49.  Stay
50.  Teeter
51.  Touch my hand
52.  Tug (she’s a Doberman, afterall)
53.  Tunnel
54.  Walk
55.  Walk on loose leash – heel
56.  Watch me/focus
57.  Weave through legs
58.  Weaves
59.  Which hand holds the treat

 

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