HeeHee - what a laugh....

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  1. JulieT

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    I bought the "Train and Treat" remote treat dispenser. Hee Hee. Going to have good fun with this. I bought it to use to stop Charlie whining in the car when we stop the car at his favourite walk place, and I can see it's going to be perfect for that.

    But, I'm sure I'm going to have a LOT of fun with this. When I figure out how....suggestions on a post card.

    Here is Charlie figuring it out. And that's the best nose touch with a target stick he does. He normally tries to eat the stick! :D:D:D

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    [​IMG]first treat and train by julieandcharlie julieandcharlie, on Flickr
     
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    Haha, that's awesome :D
     
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    What a clever boy!
    He's probably wondering if it can dispense roast beef and sardines too ;)
     
  4. JulieT

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    HaHa - kibble only, I'm afraid.

    It has an amazing range of options on it! Sophia Yin invented it. It even has an "owner out of sight down stay" setting....:D:D:D

    Takes the effort out of dog training. HeeHee. :D
     
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    That is brilliant! Loved the video, something else for my wishlist! :)
     
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    Ah can't see the video at the moment but saving the link to watch this later...Can't wait to see what Charlie makes of it! X
     
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    Gutted! Southwest trains won't let me at the video will have to watch it later!
     
  8. JulieT

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    He LOVES it! I have no idea why it seems better than me giving him a bit of kibble. :rolleyes: We've mainly played games with it so far though....
     
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    I feel a Xmas present idea for Dexter is upon me! I still can't get enough umph out the wifi to see him ,but I will x
     
  10. JulieT

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    Well, we did 2 x 2 minute down stays in the garden with me going out of sight for a minute using the treat dispenser. Then I took the treat dispenser away and he did it again without any problem.

    Fab. I haven't done out of sight stays before (just haven't bothered) and thought it was very quick to make progress, really.
     
  11. bbrown

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    That's just genius!!! LOLOLOL !!!!

    Love your weeble target stick too ;)
     
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    Fabulous! Where can I get one of those???!!!???
     
  13. JulieT

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    I honestly have had such a lot of fun with it already. It was a birthday present from OH (I had left a very specific list hanging around....:) ).

    You can find them on Amazon (ignore the very grumpy review I wrote when it came without a battery for the remote - I've forgiven it that now :D:D:D).

    Unfortunately, they are a tad expensive (about £100) but it's very good quality, comes with a great handbook and DVD, which promises to introduce more advanced techniques (one mentioned is various exercises in agility) and also show how to fade out the Train and Treat but I haven't watch it yet.

    I'm a fan....:)
     
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    That's really great. I just love the way it suddenly clicks and he gets the connection. Also the looks to you for encouragement. :cool:
     
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    Brilliant!!

    :)
     
  16. JulieT

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    Yay! I'm down to one whine parking the car at the common!

    What I used to do was stop all movement towards the walk starting until he was quiet. But THEN the NEXT movement would make him whine. Eg: Put car in reverse - whine. Wait for quiet. Reverse again and stop - whine. Wait for quiet. Undo seat belt - whine. Wait for quiet. Open door - whine. And so on. He was only quiet until there was the next movement.

    Anyway, we got over that today.....I was clicking just before the points when Charlie would whine. Not quite sure how I get rid of the Train and Treat but I'll think of something....

    I have a big velcro strap around the unit because I don't trust him not to wreak it trying to get the treats or the batteries :rolleyes: out.

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    [​IMG]one whine by julieandcharlie julieandcharlie, on Flickr
     
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    Love it. What a great invention!!!!
     
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    Doesn't this affect a dog knowing that all good things should come from it's owner? :confused::)
     
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    Heh, good work! He looks super shiny, too :)
     
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    It has worked like a dream to stop him whining while I'm parking the car - unbelievably effective. Now to get rid of the unit: I'll reduce the treats until he just gets one if he hasn't whined before I open the boot, then transfer that to him having the treat from my hand, then take away the Train and Treat....
     

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