German Shepherd Dog > Tips on staking a crazy working line pup please! ;) (9 replies)
Tips on staking a crazy working line pup please! ;)
by elisabeth00117 on 06 November 2011 - 03:16
It's been quite awhile since I have posted anything here but I am an avid reader/lurker.
My older male is quite easy to stack since he holds his steh command and allows me to place his feet where they need to go.
My almost 7 month old female is super high energy and super drivy so I haven't even attempted to train a "stay" command yet. She will hold her sits and platz's for a period of time, but have not worked on lengthening the duration of her steh command thus far. I would like to enter her in a show this winter while our training slows down (schH) a bit, but getting her to stack is well.... hard!
Her ball throws her into drive too much but food will work as will praise. Seems like all my "old tricks" for steh aren't working for this girl and like I said, we haven't worked on it at the club as of yet with her.
Here are a few febble attempts we got the other day while out for a walk.
by SitasMom on 06 November 2011 - 03:22
|Teach "marker style"|
Once this pup knows "Ready, Good, Yes, Nope and Done"
Teach a word that equates to stay still.......
Wear it out......
Then say the word, place the pup in a stack, repeat the word, saying good infront of the word. Reward the pup for being handled at first, then as it progresses for staying still as you mess with its feet.....
Give lots of treats for small victories
it takes about a month......after the pup understands marker training...
by elisabeth00117 on 06 November 2011 - 03:27
|Zefra (pup) is clicker and marker trained (YES! is our marker word) and does respond very well to this type of training. I build in "corrections" with "no" or "ah ah" as the negative and use "YES!" or the clicker for positive reinforcement (with treats for a new behaviour).|
She is also fine with me touching her feet, legs, or where ever else I need too, but when we are out and about and there are things to do, see and smell, well... she will hold her "stay" for milla seconds... lol.
Guess I just need more time? Rinse and repeat... lol.
Thanks for your post!
by dAWgESOME on 06 November 2011 - 16:01
Good advice Sitasmom
I know first hand how hard it can be to get the busy body wiggle worms to stay put -
but it sounds like you are on the right stack...
......................................errrrr I mean track LOL
by elisabeth00117 on 08 November 2011 - 03:57
Also, any critiques on the stacks thus far? Anything you can pinpoint that I need to fix - I know a few obvious things like feet placement, but anything that will help showcase her would be awesome. I am headed out to training this Thurs., so I was going to have them help me too... LOL.
by Kalibeck on 08 November 2011 - 23:46
|STACKING! (phew! ) I was afraid to look to see why you were staking a dog !|
Nice looking dog! jackie harris
by beetree on 09 November 2011 - 00:11
|Phewww, I thought it was just me who had visions of a vampire dog!|
by Red Sable on 09 November 2011 - 00:22
|How do you get the links to work?|
by elisabeth00117 on 09 November 2011 - 04:18
|OMG... I am soooo embarassed!|
Did not even slightly see that typo.... sorry guys!
Thanks, Zefra will be 7 months in about a week or so.
by elisabeth00117 on 09 November 2011 - 04:23