Betsy's keeping paws on the floor training

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  1. JulieT

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    Betsy is an absolute nightmare for jumping up. I know it's something a lot of owners of young Labradors are working on too.

    Here is Betsy's progress so far....

    This was about session 6 (but a new person) .

    [​IMG]jump up by julieandcharlie julieandcharlie, on Flickr

    This was session 8:

    [​IMG]final success by julieandcharlie julieandcharlie, on Flickr

    And then session 10:

    [​IMG]off lead by julieandcharlie julieandcharlie, on Flickr

    Along the way, my helpers have incurred scratched arms, scratched faces, ripped jumpers....and wet feet! :D:D:D Here is the wet feet one:

    [​IMG]water bowl by julieandcharlie julieandcharlie, on Flickr
     
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  2. Stacia

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    Unfortunately I could only get the first one to play. What a lively girl she is :D
     
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    She's doing very well, you've clearly got this under control. It takes a lot of work, patience and persistence doesn't it? Sadly Molly is, at aged virtually 8 months still at session 6 minus 2 or 3 :oops: I know, my fault.

    Well done Betsy.
     
  4. JulieT

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    No, it's not under control at all. She can keep her feet on the floor in training set ups in the kitchen. That's a completely different thing to her doing it in 'real life'. But we'll get there - eventually. :rolleyes::D
     
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    No doubt you will. Is she consistent with distractions indoors and out? Molly isn't. Sometimes we can have people and dogs approach and she's fine, looks like a brilliantly trained dog. Other times she's manic, leaping all over the people AND the dogs.

    Hopefully we will also get there eventually :rolleyes:
     
  6. JulieT

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    Well, she's consistent in that it's relatively predictable when she won't cope. She won't cope at the beginning of a training class, going through the gate, but she will once she's settled down. She will cope with people on the same side of the pavement, but not dogs on the same side. And so on. So she is sometimes good and sometimes manic, but the reason why she can't cope is pretty predictable.
     
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    In the second video when Betsy makes an obvious show of sitting and plopping her butt on the ground, that face she gives is the exact same one Teller makes when he's trying to show off how 'good' he is, lol.

    It's great that you're making progress! Good job being proactive and nipping it in the bud, I did notice that the jumping naturally subsided with Teller as he got older. Oh, and he's done the same things, knocking over water bowls, scratching, all of it. Did Charlie jump as much or is it just a Betsy trait?
     
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    This was such a great idea to post this sequence Julie.So often we get asked for and discuss training advice but it's hard to express the amount of time that is needed to put into it to get success ....in some cases it can be a lot!!!!I think when success doesn't come quickly ,it's easy to get disheartened and say 'it doesn't work' but it It DOES with perseverance and commitment ...Sometimes people I meet in person ask me how I got Dexter to do a certain thing...When I explain ,I can literally see their eyes glazing over when they realise it didn't happen instantly .....it's so rewarding to put the time in and get success ....Betsy is making great progress,she is beautiful and,she looks as big as Dexter now! X
     
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    She's doing brilliantly - she's at the most excitable age imo, so work done now will pay off later for sure :)
     
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    @JulieT Hi julie just watched these videos they are great. Can i just ask were your helpers people betsy didnt know? Or does it not matter

    Thank you!
     
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    It does matter, yes. You need to do it with all kinds of people.

    In these videos, the person sitting down was my Dad, who she hadn't seen for 6 weeks (so a very exciting just about new person). The first person standing up was Charlie's dog walker (so again an exciting familiar person), and the second person standing was a stranger.
     
  12. JulieT

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    By the way, the very best people (in my view) to help with this is the local dog walking community. I'm massively lucky in London. Because I've been a client of two of the busiest dog walkers, and they have assistants I can borrow, I can get 'trained' strangers to call round. It's by far the fastest way if the visitors will reliably and completely ignore your dog!
     

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