Discussion in 'Forum Challenges' started by Beanwood, Oct 2, 2017.
Thank you, will give it a go
Great will give it a go with Annie and Fred ....watch this space
Ok, we’ve had 3 goes at cross paws. Bailey can hit the target with both paws but likes using his nose much more! I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time sat on the floor while Bailey and I gaze into each other’s eyes. He’s ended the last two goes by turning onto his back and virtually putting his paws over his eyes. We have a looong way to go!
Sounds like Bramble @BevE Whilst Benson has picked this up quickly and progressed, we are still stuck on first base with Bramble. It has helped using clear plastic lids the ones you pop onto dog food cans, I guess though tupperware tops would work well too and placing a tiny treat underneath. As soon as she saw me do this she started using her paw. At one stage you could see the penny drop! She got so excited at her eureka moment I got one helluva headbutt!
Benson quite enjoys calling his sister Stooopid!!!
So we are on Day 2 of the cross paws challenge. I'm quite pleased with her because I looked at the video again after having ago so we ended up starting on Step 2, I'm so unfair to her ! But she was touching with her foot, she must have watched Benson . So today I concentrated on touching with Right foot.
There was a lot of this...
and quite a bit of this..
She kept using her left foot so struggled work it out, but we ended on 2 swipes with the right foot, so ended on a good note. Of course it was better when the trainer put the object on her right side. She's right perplexed though
Seem to have got photo's the wrong way round.
Ok I'm going to start on this today....we'll see how it goes!
Have been doing a bit of this each day, as soon as I place the object between her paws Cassie uses her left and not her right paw. I think she must left sided!! Today though I could see her thinking and sort of stop herself go to use the left and we got two successful right paw touches, but goodness this is certainly giving her mental exercise
Does it have to be the right paw?
I haven’t started this challenge yet or the ‘behind’ one and it’s almost the middle of the month .
Don't worry! Thinking we may carry this one over to November, then have a Christmas theme for December
I don't really know, I found myself thinking that. Once or twice she's crossed her left over her right to touch the object!
Is Cassie a leftie then @selina27? I don't think it matters, but she may find it easier if her dominant side is left.
I think she must be, it was a struggle for her not to use it. Is the idea just to cross one paw with the other to touch the object?
It is just to cross paws
So crossing left over right is doing it then? Don't I have to reduce the size of the object?
You can see what a hard time Cassie has with me can't you
Yes you reduce the size of the object and then I guess you just phase the object out so they are just crossing paws. I’m saying all this and I have yet to start it LOL .
Hehe! (drums fingers...) waiting here! Do agree it is a tough one!
Jubilee really likes to whack the target with her paw, so I have to watch out for her claws. She is working on a smaller target. I’m not sure when to introduce verbal cue - I guess I’ll use “cross”. What cue are you using?
I might struggle with this with Conchita once she's had her op
I have just introduced the "cross" cue with Benson. He associates "cross with meaning "touch the target with your right paw wherever the target is" Whether this is right I don't know. I now move the target to the far left of his right paw, and touching his left paw, 9/10 he will touch the target. I will keep at this stage, going to be tough getting him to lift his paw over his left paw. So I intend to break it down first by raising the target of the floor slightly
We are solid on right paw to target and she will do a brief cross if I hold the target on top of her left paw. She will not cross if the target is beside the left though, she scoots around on her belly to get her right paw on it. Not sure where to go from here...