My Dream Job

Well, what else would my dream job be? πŸ™‚ I love working with dogs. And I would love to do it full time. working with the people would be harder, I’m sure, than the dogs. But I hope I can develop the observational skills I know are so critical.

I made this little video.. and I wanted to video Levi doing his dumbbell work anyway! He is such a good boy.

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And dangit, ignore that he popped the last weave poll. I haven’t been weaving him because he has a pulled muscle in his right rear leg… so this was just a test!

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  1. great video. Loved the head butt at the end. Can I ask, how you trained him to pick up the dumbell? Moxie and I are starting our Open training and we have no clue. I can’t seem to find classes around here that train anything higher than CD level stuff.

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    1. Oh Racheal… the dumbbell is so fun to clicker train! Lucy has an awesome dumbbell and I clicker trained her. Check out this page, it is what I did.. for the most part, though I modified it for my dogs.
      http://www.shirleychong.com/keepers/retrieve.html

      I used this for Levi and Chase, too. Though Levi is not as solid as Lucy because I haven’t worked him as much. But he is getting better as the video shows!

      Basically I clicked and treated at first for them just looking at the dumbbell. Then nose touching it. Then I put peanut butter on it so they would open their mouth for it. And on from there. πŸ™‚ I refused to ear pinch my dogs, or use any of the old style retrieve techniques. I love clicker training the dumbbell! Let me know if this helps!

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