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June 30, 2006 at 3:44 pm #92267AnonymousGuest
Wilbur is so quiet but Winnie’ :Ds yap is driving us crazy, especially in a morning if she hears us move!!!
Or when we are in the car before we get out for her walk, she yaps so I stand there till she sits and is quiet (sometimes it takes ages!!!)June 30, 2006 at 3:59 pm #92268
then the rewards havnt been gotten in quick enough ;DJune 30, 2006 at 4:08 pm #92269AnonymousGuest
Help, how can I reward her? as soon as I stop the car she starts barking and jumping up and down in the back of the car. I get out and come to the back (she is still barking) I wait for her to stop before opening the back door up to reward the sit and quiet. Is this what I should be doing???
Also she has started weeing with exitement when visitors first come in and pick her up.. any tips??? ::)June 30, 2006 at 4:19 pm #92270
read the criteria post in the sticky’s 🙂 do you use a clicker?June 30, 2006 at 4:34 pm #92271AnonymousGuest
Hi no I dont use a clicker, have just read criteria but dont know how to put that to getting her out of the car quietly(be nice to me, been at work and head hurts ;D) She is great while out and comes back straight away when called. It is just when she is exited she starts barking and going round in circles ::)June 30, 2006 at 4:55 pm #92272
ok – you need to put the bark on cue so you have the off switch – some behaviours are opposite the bark is one of them – bark hush bark hush – in order for the dog to totally understand the cue hush (as opposed to a dog that shuts up with a shut up yelled at him/her – that is a dog that is reading tone and body language and has learnt that that means belt up) then s/he needs to realise that it is the op of bark – so get the bark on cue by getting her to bark and rewarding it loads – when it is fluent then start rewarding the no bark – there is a post on here in full. you need to have a visual signal for the hush – or a whistle that is louder than the bark – get it through the criterias – training starts at criteria 1 – then when she starts in the car you can switch her off. once she is quiet on cue then you can introduce training the other behaviour (notice the word other cos you got 2 behaviours happening here) of not being allowed out until she is sitting quietly – again using my ami as an example – and cos i clever so so ::) i tried to do the 2 at once – wrap (my no bark cue) and sit down or you not going anywhere – so she very quickly learnt to sit down nicely and howl instead – clever dogs move it on – 2 seperate behaviours 2 seperate cues to start with then when fluent – chain them so now – when we pull up somewhere that is mega excitable to ami – as the car stops i cue ‘ bunnieswaiting’ and she sits down and shuts up cos she knows she not getting the reward of being let out unless she does – is that better – with me?June 30, 2006 at 6:43 pm #92273AnonymousGuest
Thanks kiz, I will try this. If I put my finger to my mouth she goes quiet (when waiting to be fed) should I use it and say hush?June 30, 2006 at 7:32 pm #92274
yep thats a start 😀June 30, 2006 at 7:54 pm #92275AnonymousGuest
Oh well they are both so fab, great work you are doing with them Kiz, and you look beautiful!! its nice to see you at last!! :-*
But two minpins in a vid…together….makes me breathless 😀 😀June 30, 2006 at 7:55 pm #92276AnonymousGuest
This video is so calming I find myself sitting “nice” 😉
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