Dixie has been doing marvelous with her hoop jumping skills! So far, we’d been doing a few inches off the ground, and then add another…and another… and another. As long as she was comfortable with it and I didn’t think it would strain her. I’m so proud of her! Today she made 12 inches! It was funny because I was holding the hoop getting out my clicker and treats, and she was already going through the hoop; she couldn’t wait to start. We haven’t quite started “Sit-Up” yet but we’ll get there. Tomorrow, I’ll try to get some photos of Dixie and her hoop.
Most of the time, if you look up resource guarding dogs, it’ll be about dogs who guard against people. Dixie doesn’t have this problem; rather, her problem is guarding against other dogs. Here is an article by Pat Miller concerning this problem: http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/14_10/features/Resource-Guarding-Behavior-Modification_20368-1.html?zkPrintable=true#.T5ODCUL9XAF.facebook
Today, I made peanut butter fudge and Dixie decided she wanted to help. “Help clean up your mess,” she said. Every Christmas and Thanksgiving, our aunt makes fudge for everyone and this year I got the recipe from her. It’s fun and easy to make, and oh so much more fun to eat! 😉
I like helpin’!
What’s this? Empty?!
Ah ha! Guilty as charged! (Note the marshmallow on her nose)
The finished product! Mmmm….Can’t wait for it to cool off…*slurp*
~P. H. Burdette
Categories: Clicker Training, Dog, Dog Training, Golden Retriever, Pets, Photography
Tags: animals, clicker training, exercise, golden retriever, Hula Hoop, Jumping, Pictures, Resource Guarding
I’ve been a member on the GoldenRetrieverForum for some time now but I usually am only around there when I have a question or two. I logged on the day before yesterday and had a question about Frisbee training and I needed some suggestions for new tricks. Member “Summer’s Mom” had TONS of brilliant ideas and gave me a link to her YouTube channel where she has some videos of Summer’s tricks. HERE is the post with some videos she posted when I asked about teaching “Sit Up”. I’ve been having trouble teaching Dixie this one because her balance (and mine) were a bit off. But with “Summer’s Mom”‘s method I think we may be able to pull it off. 😀 I’m going to try to teach Dixie this starting tomorrow.
I FINALLY bought a hula hoop today (it’s so hard to find a reasonably priced one around here!) at Menards for $5. They were like $8 or $9 at WalMart. 😛 But Dixie is excited about it! I thought she might be a bit afraid of it initially but she’s been a doll about it. So far, she’s just getting used to going through it at an inch off the floor after she went through it on her own several times when it was sitting on the floor. Wish us luck! ^.^ I’ll try to get some pictures of our training sessions soon. 🙂
Categories: animals, Dog, Dog Training, Golden Retriever, Pets
Tags: clicker training, dog, dog training, golden retriever, pets, trick training, tricks