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Old 12-21-2008, 07:03 PM   #21
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That is very helpful. Thanks Sugar. How long do you think it will take to learn something simple like sit for a Pom?

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Clickers, IMO, are fabulous tools for teaching or refining certain things, but you do need a reasonable amount of theory in order to be able to use one effectively without guidance. For most pet dog owners, lure and reward training is still the quickest and easiest way to get the basics.

To lure a sit you simply find some food that your dog really wants. Put it near the dogs nose but don't let him eat it yet. The food should act like a magnet with your dog following it wherever you move it. Simply move it slowly upwards from him nose and slightly back towards his tail and he should naturally drop into a sit, at which point you can praise and reward. After a few repetitions your dog should get the hang of sitting and will no longer need to lure. You can use your hand in the same motion but without food in it, then produce the food from your other hand or pocket when the dog sits. Most dogs will be sitting pretty well in a low distraction setting in under five minutes.

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Kaos if you mean theory as in training then I realize that somethings are that difficult. But I feel that I have done enough research on clicker training that I can get by and expand on that as time goes on.

Tonight was my first clicker session with Chloe(the pom) and it went better than expected. We did about about a ten minute session after "charging" the clicker. By the end after she got up, she would look at me, then after a secound of looking she sat down immediately. But after ten minutes she got restless so I decided to call it quits. I didn't get to putting the cue in there yet. I'm going to work with her in the morning some more. So I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks for all your guys' help.

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Theory as in understanding learning theory. However, if you are going to classes then you have the help of a trainer, no problem. Glad it went well.

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That is very helpful. Thanks Sugar. How long do you think it will take to learn something simple like sit for a Pom?
I would assume she'd pick it up fairly quickly. Small breeds and toys are in general pretty intelligent dogs, its just they are used so much as accessories and substitute children that their owners spend more time dressing them up, pampering them and spoiling them than they do actually training it or exercising it.

Most dogs can be taught sit in a matter of 10 minutes or less.

The more you work with her, the faster she will learn too.

The clicker makes things interesting for me because my dogs know that they have to do something to get that click. They have a lot of fun trying to figure out what behavior is getting the click, its like a puzzle to them when I'm training something new. If I just stand there with the clicker, they will start performing tricks they already know at random, seeing if one will get clicked
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