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Service Dog Training: Pulling up Window Blinds -actual training- comparison of 2 dogs Dog Training 

Service Dog Training: Pulling up Window Blinds -actual training- comparison of 2 dogs

Learning to Draw up the Blinds: Actual Training Footage Both dogs have previous experience with tugging. See link to ‘tug’ video above. This task requires those behaviors so the dog learns to manipulate her teeth and mouth better. Start playing with a sturdy drapery cord like a cat toy. Mark and reward any interaction. Jessie tries a new behavior with it. Lucy plays with it a little differently. To get her to back up (and increase tension), I shorten the cord. Successful! Next session, we move the game towards the…

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Part 2 of Train Your Dog to Shut Doors using Targeting & the Clicker Dog Training 

Part 2 of Train Your Dog to Shut Doors using Targeting & the Clicker

Next, I want to make sure Jessie is latching the door. clunk “click” and can hear it latch. clunk “click” This will be her signal she has finished the job. clunk “click” Now I add the cue. “Jessie, shut!” “click” “Shut!” “click” “Shut!” “click” At this point, I start using my verbal marker (Yes!) instead of the clicker. That way, I don’t have to carry it around. “Jessie, shut!” “Yes!” “Shut!” “Yes!” Next we add distance. “Jessie, shut!” “Yes!” I do that by throwing the treat further away. “Shut!” “Yes!”…

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Service Dog Training Tips : How to Walk Service Dogs Dog Training 

Service Dog Training Tips : How to Walk Service Dogs

Hi, I’m Jim Leske, Animal Trainer and Behaviorist with Expert Village. We’re here talking with my good friend, Bear, and today we’re working on what’s called out for a walk. It sounds simple enough but you’d be amazed at how many animals, especially dogs, are so easily distracted out for that walk. When you’re out in public, whether it’s at the mall, out on the street or in a hospital, or especially a service dog, it’s very important that they’re listening to the owner and that they’re focused on the…

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Dog Training: Teach Your Dog to Shut Doors  Part 1 Clicker Dog Training 

Dog Training: Teach Your Dog to Shut Doors Part 1 Clicker

Before we can start teaching ‘shut the door’, we need to know that Jessie understands the foundation behavior. It’s called ‘hand targeting’ or ‘nose touch’. We can test this by asking her to come touch our hand from three feet away. “Jessie, touch!” “click” So she clearly understands this behavior. I’ll start teaching ‘shut the door’ by asking Jessie to touch my hand when I put it on the spot. “click” “click” With each touch, I will ask for a harder and harder touch “click” because that’s what will be…

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