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September 17, 2006

Amber's obedience demo...

After a tiring day of 1 hour training at South City Plaza, I thought maybe I could show off to you all what Amber can actually do. I couldn't manage to fit all her six basic commands in a 15 seconds video so she could only do some heeling, sit & down. As she's doing her heeling, I understand that she's tired after a hard day today, so she lagged a little but she did her commands well!




Amber doing her 'COME' & 'FINISH'...


2 comments:

joslin_lim said...

Wow! How did you taught her? What kind of food you gave her ti make those tricks? I have a labrador (4 months) havent learn any tricks yet. It's been a week teaching her how to sit .. and still not master it .. can you teach me?

Melissa-Jane said...

Hi Joslin, sorry for the late reply...

Actually it's not what kind of food or what brand of commercial food you give that makes a dog perform well. It's all about training and patience.

Teaching a dog to 'sit' is one of the most easiest commands of the lot! If you understand & know your dog, you would find a solution & a method to teach your dog to sit. There are many ways to do it like for example, pull up the collar slightly and push the bum down & at the same time say 'sit' clearly & firmly. OR you could try using a treat & lure it above his forehead until it looks up at it, push its bum and say 'sit'. One of these is bound to work on her but if you find another way that works better, then give it a try...

But remember, when it comes to training, always apply positive & negative reinforcements. If it does it the way you want it to-correctly I mean, praise it and pop a treat in its mouth. But if it does something wrong, just give a firm 'No'. Try not to beat as it is till a young puppy. I know sometimes, we loose our temper especially on how many weeks you've already been training it & it still doesn't get it.

Train it for 10 min and take a break. Come back again in half an hour, and do it again until it gets it. Give it a try & good luck!