LAT: Caspers' logic...

Discussion in 'Dog Training: Principle and Practice' started by Beanwood, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Beanwood

    Beanwood Moderator Forum Supporter

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    We have made phenomenal progress with Casper...moving from LAM (look at me..) to LAT (look at that). Casper I don't think demonstrates any fear or anxiety, as long as things don't surprise him, for example a fast bike coming up behind ringing it's bell...hell, I think any dog would act a bit surprised! He still struggles with impulsiveness, we are working on that.

    So this morning, armed with a longish bio thane lead (heavy rain...) attached to his back harness we set off. A lot of the walk was off lead, he was perfect...maybe the farm shop premium roasted sausage had something to do with it though! ;)

    So, heading back, lovely loose lead, I am perfectly relaxed and so is Casper. We see a man at good distance, having a smoke with his bike leaning against a bench. Perfect! Casper flashes him a super fast look, click! Captured and SAUSAGE! He does this a few times, a very fast look, and back for sausage..the man is getting on his bike..no problem. Not a bark.

    Then I make a mistake...by rewarding a look...but...Casper pulled as well...oops...no problem I think..

    So, Casper then flashes at a look at the cyclist, at me... then launches himself forward. Holy Cow! I go slipping on wet grass.. straight on my bum..while Casper is just stood there wagging his tail!! Luckily with the memories of the toxic mountain still very fresh in my mind I don't let go of his lead, so at least Cyclist and Casper didn't end up disappearing into the distance...

    However, I swear Casper was laughing at me...

    I think the morale of the story, is to be very careful what you click for...:)
     
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  2. Oberon

    Oberon Moderator Forum Supporter

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    Hehe, indeed :)

    I once taught my dog to put his foot in a picnic basket....same kind of scenario..
     
  3. drjs@5

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    Oops!
     
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    You get what you train for! He's smart on the up-take, that one ;)
     

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