July 4, 2006 at 6:02 pm #61489
charging the clicker:
throw lots of small high quality treats on the floor – small cubes of cheese are good
as s/he eats them click each one s/he picks up
then offer one out of palm of hand – as s/he eats it click
then start to mix it up – sometimes one on the floor sometimes from the hand
don’t speak at all – don’t click if he doesn’t eat the treat
will take about 50 – 70 treats – the clicker is charged when the dog looks at the floor or your hand when you pick up the clicker – do this for 3 sessions – nothing else – then you can start.May 19, 2008 at 6:24 pm #92363AnonymousGuest
please miss … my dog wont eat the treatsMay 20, 2008 at 12:26 am #92364
and …… 😉 so whats the problem?May 20, 2008 at 2:17 pm #92365*Lassie*Member
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please miss … my dog wont eat the treats
Use another reward then 🙂May 20, 2008 at 3:50 pm #92366AnonymousGuest
the problem is she has been conditioned not to pick food up from the floor or take from hands.
thats almost a “good thing” but it sure as hell puzzled me !!!!May 20, 2008 at 4:41 pm #92367GracieMember
can she not be taught that the click means she can have the treat off the floor/hands?
hmmm but then how do you get her to eat them :-\… does she not have any treats ever?May 20, 2008 at 7:58 pm #92368
can you not put them in a bowl or something or would that confuse her?May 20, 2008 at 8:05 pm #92369AnonymousGuest
i forgot to say – its only conditioned strongly indoors, she is willing allbeit very anxiously to charge outdoors. i did the very last (and best) treat from my hand and she came over took it and lept a mile when i clicked even on softest soft click and i had to push the treat over to her 🙁
honestly, you’ve no idea just how scared and anxious she is poor baby 🙁
claire xMay 20, 2008 at 8:06 pm #92370
put the clicker behind your backMay 20, 2008 at 8:08 pm #92371
oh thats nothing claire, honey not only jumped a mile but shot behind the sofa and refused to come out first time I ever tried a clicker!! I guess I sort of got it charged in that she knows a click means a treat – but she wears the most petrified expression on her face ive given up with it, it no a fun way for her to learn 🙂May 20, 2008 at 8:10 pm #92372AnonymousGuest
it was behind my back and under a coat 😮
see i do try and think !!May 20, 2008 at 8:40 pm #92373
nope – it doesnt work with all dogs – so take care claire – you dont want to re-enforce the anxiety – does she like squeaky toys – do they faze her at all?May 20, 2008 at 8:41 pm #92374AnonymousGuest
i know – only did the once 🙂
dunno – she doesnt “do” toys – i’ll check but i would imagine she’ll poopp herselfMay 20, 2008 at 8:47 pm #92375
Bev Honey doesnt like squeaky toys either :-[ if shes playing and one squeaks she will spit it across the room with a look of disgust/worry on her face, but she dont mind if Buster squeaks them ??? sorry dont want to hijack :-\May 20, 2008 at 8:49 pm #92376AnonymousGuest
it ok suz – does honey work for anything ? because misty isnt fussed really about food or treats ?
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