Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
A remake of one of our first videos. With more tricks up their sleeves, Nana and her best buddy Kaiser are back competing in a contest to determine who does the best tricks.
The competition is fierce.... and close...... leaving the final decision up to you to decide: Who wins??
All tricks are taught using Positive Reinforcement and the clicker.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Water has always been such a fascination to Kaiser. If it is in a bowl, Kai will stare intently into it motionlessly, then at the perfect moment he will pounce the liquid and splash it everywhere. When filling up the bathtub, Kaiser will gallop in the room with me and dive into the tub even before I have finished filling it completely.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Above is a video tutorial demonstrating how Nana learned "In the Corner". Whether pretending to count for a game of hide-and-go-seek, or acting like she thinks she's been a bad dog, this trick is sure to bring laughs and is always a great addition to any dog's repertoire.
Behaviour: The dog finds a corner between two walls and stands with his nose placed in it until released.
Step 1: Place a treat on a sticky note and click as your dog eats the treat.
Step 2: Hover your hand over the sticky note without actually placing the treat on it. Click and reward when your dog sniffs the sticky note.
Step 3: Continue to click whenever your dog sniffs or touches the sticky note with his nose. Do not click for anything other than nose touches.
Step 6: Begin holding the sticky note closer to the wall, then eventually stick it on.
Step 10: Remove the sticky note and continue practicing.
Step 11: When your dog is performing the trick consistantly, add a verbal cue.
- If your dog ever gets confused, go back a step to help refresh his memory.
- Jackpot your dog when he performs a behaviour exceptionally well.
- Always work at your dog's pace. Never rush through the steps, as this can confuse your dog and be stressful for him.
- Always end sessions before your dog gets bored.
- Keep sessions short and as fun and exciting as possible.
Keep Training Paw-sitive!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Amazing cat tricks performed by Kaiser the Bengal cat. All tricks are taught with the use of the clicker and Progressive Reinforcement. You can find out more about this type of training here: