Leave it

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  1. Lisa

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    I have been doing the "leave it" with Simba for awhile now....just thought I would share some progress....

    Sorry, the video quality isn't great....a bit hard trying to juggle iPad, treats, clicker, etc....

    Leave it #1:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31088481@N03/11227869484/

    Leave it #2 (and this is the one I'm REALLY pleased about....)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31088481@N03/11228077856/

    Woot woot!! One of the end goals of this is to be able to use my "leave it" on a walk, as at the moment Simba wants to sniff and eat pretty much everything he comes across. So....he's doing pretty good with the static "leave it" (i.e. #1) but I wanted to add some movement...to have him actually walk PAST something he would normally eat.

    The best part of that video for me? Do you see that little swerve he makes as he goes past the kibble? Once, near the beginning of teaching this, he did stop and grab some. My instinctive response was a loud "Hey! NO!" and I leapt forward to put my foot over the rest of the kibble that was left. Next time we tried it.....he not only walked by, he swerved past it.....which tells me that the NO had an effect. Now, I wasn't meaning to scare him or anything, but to see this out of a dog who was COMPLETELY deaf to a "no" when we first got him, to the point where i was wondering if he would ever respond to us, to be transformed into this....just warms the cockles of my heart, I tell ya!!

    It's just a small thing but very proud of my boy!! :D
     
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    Lisa, not a small thing at all, how gorgeous is your boy and be proud :) :) xx
     
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    I think that looks fab! Well done! I think it's impressive that he goes passed the food - I should try that, it looks like a good technique to train. Very practical.
     
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    very well done , what a long way you have come :)
     
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    That's very impressive, Lisa! Love the way his eyes stayed fixed on you.
    Clare
     
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    You will note that he did look down at the food....so I lost my nerve a bit and called him to me before he could think about it too long.... ;)
     
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    That's brilliant Lisa . :D

    I'm going to have to have a go my two so need to learn leave it. ::)
     
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    Way to go Simba!
    That is really well done! Impressed! ;D
     
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    Lisa that is so good.....I'm giving you a great big cheer....it's not a small thing at all.
    Now Simba,you can do it...so LEAVE the Christmas tree alone! ;D :D :D x
     
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    Really well done!!! :D

    Now you can practice banging on the window and shouting 'LEAVE IT' when you see him in the garden with the poopsicles... ;)
     
  11. Lisa

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    I know!!! One could only hope it would work in BOTH the tree and poop scenarios.... :p
     
  12. UncleBob

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    Well done (both of you!) 8)
     
  13. Jen

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    Hi Lisa

    How did you start training the 'leave it' ?

    Leave it will occasionally work with my two but I've never actually trained it and it's usually a shoe or something not edible (doesn't actually mean wont eat it :mad:)

    Like you with Simba I would like to be able to get them to leave all the things (usually horrible) they sniff out and eat outside. Will be a minor miracle if I manage it but I might aswell give it a go. ::)

    Jen
     
  14. Lisa

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    I followed the kikopup videos (on you tube), then improvised a bit on the "moving" leave it. As I said, that is what I eventually want to be able to do, to have it work on a walk, so this is a first step. Eventually, when it gets warmer and everything is not covered with snow (months yet, I'm afraid :() I will try this is the yard with his lead on and get him to "leave it" as I walk past.
     
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    Thanks Lisa.

    I wil have a look on kikopup.

    So far near enough everything I've clicker trained I've got from kikopup.

    Keep warm

    Jen :D
     

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