July/August challenge - working around food

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  1. snowbunny

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    Take it one step at a time. Remember, it's about choosing the level that works for you, not trying to do something that's unachievable. So start with his default "leave it" with the food bowl and just add a tiny behaviour that he finds easy before he can take it.

    Looking forward to seeing your videos Jen! :)

    Snort.

    I always look back at my videos and I shudder. The best trainers always look so calm and quiet. I just look like I have ants in my pants :D
     
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    @JenBainbridge Give it a go, it's easier than it looks, no offence @snowbunny, I have just done 5 minutes with Hattie & Charlie in the yard, they got it pretty quicklyand enjoyed themselves which is what it's all about. Lots of work to do but it's fun! You WILL surprise yourself ;) xx
     
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    No offence at all, it is easier than it looks! :D
     
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    Ok, I'm going to be brave and upload some 'before' videos. Though we've already made some progress. Bear in mind I've never asked for any type of behaviour for Mont's dinner - he automatically sits but then just grabs at the food asap. only about 25% of his food intake is from food bowls so I really don't have any issue with it really. However....

    (I filmed these really quickly as I got home today whilst trying to cook dinner. I had visions of a smooth editing process but at bedtime on Friday now it's not going to happen. Forgive the shaky filming,bits I should have cut, unkempt Friday night dog detritus filled house and brummie accent)


    First go - this is what happens if no cue is given:




    then, (this exact process repeated twice ) food removed first time, then second time he waits for 'take it' cue




    and fourth go, he waits (albeit only 4-5 seconds) for a 'take it' cue.

     
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    Phew. Videos I think work. That's an hour I'll never get back. Next step something more challenging.
     
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    Wow, huge progress in such a short amount of time!

    Can't wait to give this a go later :)
     
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    thanks, I am having one of those guilty moments when I realise he is so bright and could do so much more....
     
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    Oh, that's wonderful Natalie! Well done on the "before" videos, and it just goes to show how quickly they pick it up.

    I had to laugh at the chocolate head staring down at the food. Remind anyone else of another chocolate drop? @Beanwood? :D
     
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    I know, it's almost pathetic , isn't it? Probably why I've never enforced any sort of wait as it just seemed mean.
     
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    I know, it's almost pathetic , isn't it? Probably why I've never enforced any sort of wait as it just seemed mean.
    Maybe I should be un-encouraging this, but he loves food in a bowl... our challenge for August...
     
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    Ok, we decided to wing it and I was quite happy with the results. I started with a simple sit/drop to see if she would focus without running in...not too bad. As you will see, she did struggle to run past the bowl so I had to up the enthusiasm a little! Her heeling wasn't too bad but she did lag as we went past the bowl so I did a quick spin and ended it before we failed. Hopefully the videos work as this is the first time I've tried using YouTube!

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    Oops, I managed to give you an extra video:rolleyes: o_O
     
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    Great videos Emily! Ella is a star. I think you get extra bonus points for the flowery wellies :D
     
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    I had so much trouble finding a good pair of gumboots. I finally found a style that I liked but they only came in horses or flowers :rolleyes:
     
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    Well done Emily, with the challenge and you tube. Oh, and not forgetting the wellies!
     
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    Our first attempt for a bit of fun on a rainy Saturday morning. We're going to build up to cheese and managing to walk past the bowl.. hopefully :rolleyes:

     
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    Well done @Emily that's class!

    I think I have a girl crush on Ella :inlove:
     
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    @JenBainbridge I love how you say 'thank you" before letting him have the food! It us important to maintain our manners :D

    Honestly though, how do you ever say no to that face??
     
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    Well done @leejane -Monty is learning so quickly. And such a sweetly earnest expression!
    Loved seeing the others too. I thought I'd videoed us yesterday evening but when I went to upload it I discovered that I'd turned the video off when I thought it was on and vice versa, so all I had was video of me clearing up. :rolleyes:
    I'll have another go later today. I think the technology challenge could be tougher than the dog training...
     
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