Pretty much the most pointless thing I've ever trained.....

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  1. JulieT

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    Nevertheless, Charlie wants me to show you he can put his paw on a) a pot b) a cloth c) an oven glove...on cue.

    He is very pleased with himself and thinks it's a great way to earn chicken. It's also a great exercise for a dog that can't do sit to stand, get too excited or move out of a small carpeted room. :rolleyes:

    It's boring and extremely repetitive to train....(I'm not selling this, am I?) but I'll polish it up a bit more as it'll make a party trick. And I might as well now....

    [​IMG]object rec 2 by Julie T, on Flickr
     
  2. David

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    That's amazing! Well done. Charlie is lovely.
     
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    That's brilliant :) Britains got talent here you come!
     
  4. JulieT

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    Oh, yes, we'll blow Simon Cowell's socks off with that! :D:D:D
     
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    Reckon :D
     
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    That's awesome! He is sooooo gorgeous too! :)
     
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    I think he is very clever:D
     
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    Heehee, that is excellent.

    (and the mat looks good).
     
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    Hehe, well done Charlie. Keep on training her; she'll come up with even more novel ways to feed you chicken :)
     
  10. JulieT

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    Charlie says he thanks you. :)

    I think you are all very kind. He is enthusiastic about it, and seems to enjoy it (I suspect because he has nothing else whatsoever to do and with so little training and a strict diet there isn't a lot of chicken in his life). I'm tempted to do something else now, but am going to make myself finish it off - so I think I'll have him stop at the item rather than do a fly-by and then come for his chicken. And then I'll have to switch everything round and increase distance a bit.

    We've got some new physio exercise to do too, so school lessons are nice and full again.
     
  11. Dexter

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    Whilst it might be boring to train,it's fun to watch him doing it..and he is very good.
    Maybe you could 'sex' it up a bit teaching him to dry the 'pot' with the 'cloth'?
    He he he I'm only joking! X
     
  12. JulieT

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    And put the glove on his paw before he starts the washing up? :D:D:D
     
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    There you go!And you said this was boring!
     
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    Haha, you should totally teach him to do the washing up. Even in a fun way, it would be a great trick. Teach him to pick up a plastic cup, put it in a bowl of water, take it out and put it in the drying area. All on the floor, of course. Totally ridiculous, but fun :)
     
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    Oh yeah, I can see it now. Julie and Charlie will win Britain's Got Talent, for sure! And she will write a book explaining how it all happened because she had to come up with training exercises for her recovering dog. You will be famous, Julie!!
     
  16. JulieT

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    HeeHee - I might hang on to the day job though, just while I wait for Simon Cowell to turn up with the contract....
     
  17. JulieT

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    How predictable, Charlie.

    "what do you mean it doesn't count if the oven glove is stolen? It's a glove, my paw is on it, give me chicken".

    [​IMG]glove by julieandcharlie julieandcharlie, on Flickr
     
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    Brilliant,
     
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    Thought I'd give this a go with Mabel. She absolutely loves it. I must admit I find it completely pointless too, it's great to do when they are on restricted exercise though. Mabel says she hopes she'll be as clever as Charlie one day and will be able to recognise 3 objects (she's just started her second).
     
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    I didn't see this first time round - well done Charlie - sounds like Mabel is hotting up the competition though!
     

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