Sunday, July 8, 2012
Super Skilz Sunday: Slow start edition
Momma wanted to make a video of the things I already know but apparently my labradog brain is a wee bit out of condition. See, I still remember how to do everything but the problem is I try to do EVERYTHING no matter what she asks me to do! I loooove training so much that when I see the treats and clicker it like short-circuits the connection from my ears to my brain to my paws. So part of this exercise will be to just get used to listening and ONLY doing what she asks me to do!
In my video below you will see me go through my commands and the spin trick is towards the end. It is almost 4 minutes long- momma was gonna cut it down a bit but since it shows my mistakes (and hers!) we left them in.
Note in the video you will see that tricks have points on them- that is because for the Novice Trick Dog title I need 15 points but not all tricks are the same number of points so we put that on there to keep track.
I made momma video me picking up my toys too. That is a kinda fancy trick and one of those things that no matter what she asks me to do I figure I will try that so she says now that she got it on video I can stop doing it every 5 seconds! Sheesh! She is working to get me to pick up several toys without having to say pick up your toys after each one (she is so lazy!) but she can't quite figure that out. Now, if she doesn't click me or tell me to pick up again I will take the same toy out and drop it back in again in case she missed it or something!
p.s. Check out my super talented gal pal Arabella cuz she has posted her SSS tricks! Her mom was awesome and worked with her more than my momma did! She already qualifies for the Intermediate Trick Dog title! Wohoo Arabella! (Plus she is totally gorgeous so check her out!)