Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Red Goes Around

Lynnda uses Red and then Java to show how to teach a distance exercise. It is easily to teach your dog to work reliably at a distance. It is also one of life's necessities.

Lynnda shaped Red to go near the cone – click for being near it, for looking at it, for walking toward it, etc – AND she lured Red into position by tossing each treat further along the path she wanted him to take.

This was Red's first work on the cone exercise and he got it fairly quickly. Lynnda doesn't know him well enough yet to see then he is over loading and getting ready to zoom. He did manage to get two laps around the ring in before she could get him back.


  1. Great looking dogs. I like the video. It gives me ideas.

    -- Cloth

  2. Video is fun to do and if you are on a mac it is even easy.

  3. The description is recycled -- this video is from last winter. So it should be in the past tense: "Lynnda didn't *yet* know Red well enough...."
    My young English Cocker has reminded me that most dogs do well with a brief "recess" [play with toy or other large motor play] after a a dozen or so clicks/markers.
    Lynnda L