I keep meaning to put together my “suggested reading and viewing” page so I can give mini reviews on the scores of dog and behavior books and videos I’ve read/watched/listened to. I've also been working on basic obedience exercises outside in the context of Leslie McDevitt's "Gimme a Break" game with very high value treats and working on obedience exercises for a toy (though I first need to overcome above-described overstimulation problems). And if he reaches that, what is the next step up from that, so I am ready to add another criterion if he is cruising with the first one. Any time something changes in the environment, we default to the Look at That game (Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt). The cue I use for “break time” is to sign the ASL for “break/interruption” and say “Gimme a Break,” and then wheel elsewhere or just rotate. Dealing with phobias is hard. There are three plastic containers on the toilet tank, one of which is a blue and white cottage cheese container, which holds the kibble. 2019 Adult 40+ Middle States Philadelphia Area F 3.5: Scheduled Date: 06/22/2019: Match Site: Valley Creek Park: Match Criteria: Points per Position: Match Type: I had to bathe Barnum a lot when I first got him, which put a wrench in my plan to train him that the tub, and baths, are wonderful, wonderful things of treats and no pressure, building up slowly and happily from the start. I wish I had the foresight to think of doing training sessions in the bathroom when I started fostering him. Skip to step 3 with a more experienced dog. Tonight we made it to a count of 18 with six treats! I cue him to go to his dog bed, then make my kissy noise to call him to me, treat, and cue to mat again). For Heel, walk in a circle and reward as you walk and your dog stays close by you and gives you his attention. I did try Gimme a Break w/Barnum when he was a puppy, but we didn’t have the communication for it. Oh, the Irony! And once a day, we have a longer toilet-training session (if you catch my drift). Naturally this isn't particularly useful. This is very common in clicker dogs in a session in the morning that is a leap from the previous night, or sometimes even a big leap an hour or two after the previous session. Now we both feel soooo much better! (January 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)Following is a list of major or supporting actors from Michigan Teach your pet new tricks and good manners at Seattle Humane Society's public pet training classes! Foot target a yellow styrofoam rectangle (as seen on top of freezer). I decided to start the series tonight because I’m feeling the high of a lovely series of training sessions after a really shitty day. I doubt CU is yet available widely available in alternative formats, as it’s still relatively new. ), and Barnum (true business SDiT). It was very helpful on several levels. [Photo description: View from the toilet. nose target (can be the same one to start) then dismiss. Posts about leadership written by g.r.o.w.l. And also, any session beyond 2 or 3 reps was really too much for him anyway, and I didn’t get that. She loves offering stuff and so would rather run through her extensive repertoire of skills until I pay for one. I will try it and get back to you. If he does not reorient to you, reengage him and resume the work you were doing . Random leave it. Apparently it’s not intended to stand on its own. Transcript of Video: Barnum’s First Time in a Store! I'd noticed during a walk Gimme had the attention span of a gnat. Very gradually extend the time of your training sessions, but keep them short enough that your dog does not choose to disengage before you say your release word. (All these scatological metaphors are not just me getting literarily lazy; they are dramatic foreshadowing!). Very soon, the moment McDevitt had gone to her chair for her “time out,” her pup was demanding to start up the training again. Fostering, grooming, and training dogs for a better world. Check? Usually it’s sit ‘n stare. http://www.seattlehumane.org (I’ll get to that, shortly.) It’s a great, easy way to keep sessions short, and to squeeze them in on a day that I’m feeling lousy and would otherwise have difficulty training. But I bet it will be eventually, because it’s selling so well. Have i-click, have dog, ready to “go”! I haven’t until now, but it sounds like a splendid idea! I’ve heard of it, but it’s not something I’ve dealt with. Another bonus to Gimme a Break for your’s truly is that I can take the breaks to think very clearly and specifically about what I want to do next: What skill will we do now? Then re-engage her, do the . Thanks for your comments! Again, thanks for this post. I don’t really know what’s in them, though. will find she chooses to re-engage sooner than the . I gauge it by his enthusiasm, or by what I’m up for. McDevitt originally conceived of the idea as a way to capitalize on latent learning in her dog who was reactive, extremely distractible, and had a very short attention span. Here's my training philosophy in as much as a nutshell as I can manage: I believe in using training that is humane, effective, and promotes a mutually trusting and rewarding relationship with my dog. Tonight in class - I swear, the lights were on and no one was home. With Barnum, I’ve had to relearn splitting (A, A, A, B, B, B…) because Gadget-the-Genius got me into a bad lumping habit. Requires focus!). Maybe you should try teaching her drop it and hold it retrieve it separately so she can understand the different commands. First Foster Failure and Second New Mexico Brown Dog, 2000-2014. I’m glad to know that Give Me a Break is working so well! Default sit/wait before going through doorways. i-click clicker hanging off toilet-paper dispenser? I'll preface this by saying that my dogs have usually had good "off switch"es, despite several of them being high drive, or reactive. I was assisting at Al Winder's Control and Focus class with, this past weekend, and was reminded of how great some of Leslie McDevitt's exercises are for calming impulsive dogs and helping distracted dogs focus on their people. It’s when our brains sort out and store what we’ve learned. Do you wanna train? Step 1: Put the collar on, and let her get used to it. Check. Well, an amazing thing happened. I am an “external processor” — have been since before I got sick, actually, so I suspect for people like me, cognitive issues or no, saying it out loud (or writing it in a training journal), probably helps stay organized. Receive new blog posts right in your email! Ron Watson Post author. More of the same, or switch to something else? There It Is! In hindsight. Since we finished our first CU class and didn’t sign up for the next class, I wanted to watch this seminar, see Leslie demo the games and see how Leslie talks about reactive dogs and the example dogs in the seminar. Also, in the book Control Unleashed, Leslie McDeavitt discusses relaxation, stress, thresholds and the game called ‘gimme a break’ which starts with a training session aimed at delivering rewards in rapid succession followed by a “break, or allowing the dog to do as they wish. Learn more at http://www.seattlehumane.org Eileen says: Gimme a Break From Mean Training Saturday, May 19, 2012. The second your dog reorients to you--glances your way, turns an ear towards you, or comes up to you in your chair, you want to reengage him in your rewarding exercise. Do 5 really fast behaviors in a row like. Yeah, I figured he wouldn’t necessarily eat them, but even just knowing that they’re there, and that he won them, sometimes that helps. The issue is complicated by the fact that I have to bathe him with medicated shampoo a couple of times a month. Sometimes, it’s something in between, like two mini-sessions for a behavior, another couple of mini-sessions for another behavior or two, and that’s it. Gimme a Break. Mika and Wall-e Training Feb. 21, '11 video. We will continue to work at the distance he is comfortable with and inch our way closer as he is more comfortable. with much cognitive impairment, frequently tell folks, “i don’t know what i think until i say it outloud.” speaking goals is good idea–now have to remember to do it. These teach the dog to self-calm, to bring himself/herself down off the cliff. Plunger for added decor? Blog at WordPress.com. If I’m working from my bed, instead of moving or rotating the chair, I just turn my body slightly. Leaving treats scattered will be a bit difficult b/c I have a foster pup who will gobble them down as quickly as I can scatter them. . Thank goodness, we are waaaay past those days by now! 9 years ago. Just visible in front of me and to Barnum’s right is the foot rest of my powerchair. If you're doing Go to Place, reward your dog frequently as long as he's on the mat. I think you would find it useful, Brooke, because you already have so much dog-training background, but for someone who is a clicker novice, I think a lot of it would be pretty much gibberish. Some examples are, “All four paws on the mat,” or “Click for front going down before rear,” or “Click during the second scratch, not at the end of the scratch, which means I need to remember to depress the clicker partway while he is eating his previous treat so I can be ‘faster on the draw’ with my click.”, I don’t know if this technique is useful to people without brain injury, as well, but I suspect it probably is. enjoy your post! Your comment reminded me — there is a DVD set of Control Unlelashed, but from what I read, it’s to be used as a companion to the book. After a minute or so of working, say your release word like "All Done" or "Break" and turn away from him and go sit in your chair. As dogs practice, they quickly get to a point where they don't even want to take a break--instead, they remain focused on us when we give the release cue and ask us to keep working. Loose Leash Walking, Part 2. (If you’re not already doing this. My previous 2 had a lot of random phobias, but neither were abused and neglected the way Earl was. Here is one of them: This exercise is great for the dog who is way too  interested in squirrels to focus on you when you're on a walk, or way too distracted by the other dogs to concentrate on the exercises when you're in your agility class. If we’ve been working on down, he will sometimes platz ‘n stare. Barnum’s food (raw meat) is stored in my bathroom, in our extra freezer, so it’s just that much more convenient. Maybe you are.). Multidog households — I always forget about those! Well, actually it’s been a pretty miserable last few days, with today being sort of the turd on the crap-cupcake of the week, where I was feeling particularly physically cruddy, as well as emotionally flattened. (More on “quitting while you’re behind” in a future installment of “Building Enthusiasm.”). (I’m rebuilding down from a stand instead of a sit, and using a lure to get him to slide sort of play-bow really fast into the down.). RIP Beautiful Lady! In. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! It’s very exciting, and I’ve found a lot in it that was readily applicable, but it’s pretty dense reading in places, as well. . It became a way of building enthusiasm and focus. You can experience the effects of latent learning if you take a day or week or month off from training and discover that your dog is farther ahead than where you stopped off. The more often she did this, the shorter was the interim between breaks. For up to a minute, allow your dog to sniff around and do his thing while you stay in your chair. Lok and I have been challenged to teach Lok how to fetch a hot dog without eating it for our tricks class graduation project. Later in the day she worked beautifully with me for two different training sessions, so at the time I didn't give it much thought. It’s the spraying and shampooing that will be the bigger hurdles. You can get more speed and excitement from your dog, even, or especially, if he’s new to clicker, a puppy, low self-esteem/confidence, low food drive, and more. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. i have many of same health issues as you. . Aug 9, 2015 - The Paperback of the Doodles: A Really Giant Coloring and Doodling Book by Taro Gomi at Barnes & Noble. So, we’ve had to go back to scratch, although now we are up to him joyfully leaping into the tub, sit and down in the tub and even holding a down with a little water dribbling in. Jersey was a master of the “single-event phobia.”. View from guess where? But, slow is fast. Anynoodle, he is now way into training, and this is what we trained tonight, all in a row, in a bunch of short sessions. ), suggested I use Give Me a Break with Barnum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xYtdnubHyo Making Your Blog Accessible/Disability-Friendly, Jewish Resources for Mourning a Dog (with Inclusive Mourner’s Kaddish), Video Transcription: Training a Psychiatric Service Dog Skill: Soothing Agitation. i just ordered control unleashed. Gimme a Break. You can also check out, online, September Morn's (yes that's a woman's name) "Go Wild and Freeze" game. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Leslie McDevitt. Barnum lies on the floor at my feet looking up at me. Latent learning is what happens (in any organism), between training sessions/lessons/classes. Finally, tonight, I got some relief (no pun intended, really!) It is important to me to do no harm, and to convince my dog (or any dog that I work with)… I know it will help me! Choose a behavior to work on, and an enclosed, low-distraction area like a fenced yard or large basement to work in. however, i’ll start integrating it now with my severely shy rescued dog, zenji. . Why is it always that these defining moments happen on April 1? Barnum and I did some training. Latent learning is also one of the reasons why it’s much more effective (as well as more fun and less exhausting), to do several short sessions a day than one or two long ones. Yesterday I practiced restrained recalls with the boys in my in-laws' back yard. “Control Unleashed,” visibly damaged when my unleashed, out-of-control teething puppy decided it made a colorful and delicious chew toy! (Too much information? The front cover is very colorful, with several dogs in a variety of poses and lots of agility equipment and toys around them. I think your “toilet training” is an excellent idea! Also, five days every month, we have a few longer sessions, if you catch my flow. He could wander over whenever and — surprise! Thank you for posting this entry about your training places and sessions with Barnum, I also do training in the bathroom and kitchen so we get short sessions all the time. These foam pieces are placed under the nail file board to provide a better angle for scratching his claws.]. He doesn't do it for any great deep abiding love of the sport. Start working on your behavior, rewarding your dog frequently. It took most of 3 miles to get her able to focus. Oh, right! For about the last 5 years I have moved more toward counter-conditioning the entire process with continuous treats and in the most recent 2 or 3 years have progressed to something more like Leslie McDevitt’s Gimme A Break game which I, unfortunately, did not highlight, outline or embarrassingly, even use in the following videos. He has some severe allergy issues and while we are getting them under control, the baths are giving him considerable relief from his itching. Play break (tug with plush spider and “I’m Gonna Get You” chase game). Have a chair for you to sit in. The top part of the book is shredded, especially on the spine, torn and bitten up.]. Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment. I just wanted to mention that, for others who might be thinking of getting it. It was intended primarily as a book for trainers, and secondarily for people heavily involved in agility. wish i’d know about the value of shorter sessions before. With the exception of when my 1st and 2nd SD overlapped, I’m used to dealing with just one dog at a time. If you work on it in low-distraction environments until your dog is reliably reorienting to you after you release him, you will gradually be able to count on his attention even in very distracting environments--like in the backyard with all those squirrels! A roll of toilet paper hangs from a metal chrome-colored dispenser. I hope to work up to feeding him in the bathroom. Wall-e's first indoor trial is tomorrow. We are primarily working Level Three and Level Four): Earlier today we also did go to (yoga) mat (the blue one on the freezer), eye contact, touch (nose target), “quiet,” Look at That (another Control Unleashed exercise, because he is still slightly reactive to the vacuum cleaner), and two of his most important and highly accomplished skills, “Hold down the floor,” and “Look adorable.”, -Sharon, the muse of Gadget (hmm, is it possible that Barnum might actually be worthy to succeed me? One of the issues I've had with Gimme is that she has poor listening skills. Sometimes we just do one mini-session for one behavior, and that’s it. Tonight’s post is the first of a series on How to Build Enthusiasm in your dog. I relate; I have cabin fever due to my broken powerchair, AGAIN, combined with the snow. Gimme a Break From Mean Training Thursday, May 31, 2012. . What I mean is training from the toilet — my toilet! canyon does really well with the short sessions compared to longer ones, I wish I had thought of this when Cessna and I were doing our fun training a year ago – we’ll start now though Sorry for the ramble, but again thanks for posting all these great tips. On the left is a toilet-paper roll with a green i-click clicker hanging from the metal dispenser. from the pain and exhaustion that had been holding me down all day, and I managed to pull myself out of bed and distract myself from the dramarama. Floor and wall are tiled with large speckled tan/salmon tiles.]. McDevitt created the game by doing a very short (five treats), very fast (high RR) shaping session, and then stopping and giving a “faux release.” This was not her true release that meant, “Okay, we are totally done with training now.” This release meant, instead, “Go cool off, have a chill, watch the birds, play with a ball, let me know when you want to start up again.” It was a way to take the pressure off her dog, who otherwise found training too stressful. This exercise is great for the dog who is way too interested in squirrels to focus on you when you're on a walk, or way too distracted by the other dogs to concentrate on the exercises when you're in your agility class. Another “trick” I’ve added to my repertoire is Toilet Training. Foot (give me right foot or left foot, as requested, and also let me examine your nails). She tends to make assumptions about what I am asking for, without actually listening to the cue I used. Now, I just wish I could fit my dog food freezer in my bathroom! Needs a special home! A "How To" blog for anyone training their own assistance and service dogs. There’s some great things in this video. She was spayed by the humane society and we have since learned she was in season at the time of the spay. (he was a rescue and spent the first year and a half of his life in a basement, so he really didn’t have any house skills) This is something that I will absolutely be doing with my current foster and all fosters to come. Also, if Barnum’s really not in the mood to train, it’s no big deal, because I have still accomplished what I got up to do (empty my bladder). . After that build up to the 'Gimme a Break' game by. Are you doing desensitization/counterconditioning w/Early Bird for the bathroom already? Behaviors you might work on include Go to place,  walking in heel, or even playing tug of war. Then I say, “Oh! The exercise helps the dog reorient to you by showing him that focusing on you is what's really rewarding...not by punishing those times when he is distracted. (Using text, photos and videos) From selecting and socializing puppies, to basic … I had some new years goals (call them resolutions if you want)…and then life intervened. (I try to throw in at least one or two zen exercises every day, including now I often toss some treats on the floor and then we train something else, and he has to focus on what we’re doing while also ignoring the food on the floor. Training and Behavior related content and discussion... communiyt.DOG.com It’s amazing how night and day the house/backyard is from the front yard. same 5 really fast behaviors and dismiss. Learn all about our fun classes and training courses at the Seattle Humane Society. **ODS SUMMER WORKSHOPS SERIES** **Intro to Parkour - Sunday July 5th - 10:00am – 1:00pm** Have you ever wanted to try parkour and didn’t know where to start? And I wasn’t always able to move far from wherever we were. Yes, I am working D/CC with the bathroom issues with Earl. Do not talk to him during this time; remain unengaged. Then I offer Barnum the choice to stop or to continue. (ahem, my Early Bird is one of them). ?” And he acts excited. But I thought I’d mention that in case there’s enough audio that doesn’t rely on visuals to make it worthwhile for you to look into the DVDs. Yeah, let me know if it helps. RSS Entries and RSS Comments. He doesn't do it because he loves to GO GO GO. Lots of hindsight. ), but he wasn’t wildly enthusiastic, and he tended to perform slowly. If that is going well, we then take a structured walk around the space, using the 3 Steps game (gimme 3 steps), and return to the mat or car. I grew up in a family where we referred to the bathroom as “the library” or “the reading room,” and my dad discussed manure at mealtimes). Whenever I head to the bathroom, Barnum follows, and we have a session that lasts as long as it takes me to pee! They have a very large back yard, BUT it is on a main street. Your kisses were divine. It’s called the “Give Me a Break” game, which can be found in Control Unleashed, by Leslie McDevitt. I have been doing this with tuna while the foster is crated. Monday, February 28, 2011. minute as being there is really boring and training with. If your dog disengages first by looking away or going away from you to sniff, immediately go sit in your chair. (I try to do contact at least twice a day, but preferably at the beginning of any training session each day. I have a clicker that I hang on the toilet paper roll. I have no idea. First Things First If your puppy doesn't know about leashes yet, start slowly. If you’re new to clicker, there are better places to start. Your well-appointed dog training bathroom is not only an excellent way to employ shorter training sessions, but I can think of several dogs that are fearful of the bathroom that this would absolutely benefit. Or I might just do one or two clicks — if he is tired from a long run or something, I click him for flopping down when he gets in the bathroom, toss the treat, he (usually) gets up to get it, and then I can click again for him flopping back down. We are having success, but it is coming slowly. This article includes a list of general references, but it remains largely unverified because it lacks sufficient corresponding inline citations. I have been working on shaping a bit, but he is fearful enough that he won’t take treats within 3 feet if the bathroom door. I want to get Barnum out into public more to practice our skills in different environments. Maybe you should click AFTER she retrieves it rather than clicking when she picks it up. Not that I don’t think it is well-explained and useful to people but I do not see any essential differences. I would recommend getting Control Unleashed: The Puppy Program by Leslie McDevitt (it doesn't just apply to puppies) and taking a look at her "Gimme A Break" and "Off-Switch" games. That way, there was no pressure. A green i-click clicker is visible hanging off the toilet paper dispenser.]. wink. This really shows his progress! Hi Sharon, I’m going to see if I can get Control Unleashed in audible format, otherwise I’ll see if Huib can scan it with me. Take/hold the wooden spoon (as seen on top of freezer). We’ll get there. The goal of this exercise is that your dog becomes less interested in distracted sniffing around, because focusing on you is so rewarding. But, fwiw, CU is not a book I’d recommend to someone new to clicker training (or to dog training and the concepts of behaviorism). So it is a work in progress. You can give her treats or play with her to take her mind off the collar. 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(Neurotypicals, let me know: Do you do this, too?). I used to start out sessions with Gadget with the steps in my mind of each criterion, but he had a tendency to leap steps, so we’d go A, B, F! grin. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The foundation is easy. We work on one skill until I think he’s peaked — by which I mean that either we have gotten a teensy bit further along than the last time we worked, or we’ve made a teensy bit of progress with whatever criterion I’m looking for in that session, or I get that gut feeling that if I try to do one more rep, it will not be as good as the last one or the behavior will actually fall apart. What will my criterion be that I want us to work on? She is about ten months old and the reason given for surrendering her was "lack of time". A very smart and supportive reader of this blog (Hi, Eileen! Martha & Lily Martha asks: We rescued Lily, a Yorkie, from our local humane society. Then I say, “Okay, let’s train!” I grab my five or six pieces of meat, rotate  or move to a new spot, and we do our next short session. Today I am watching the 4 DVD set of Leslie McDevitt’s Control Unleashed seminar. I’ve been using Sue Ailsby’s Levels site casually, but we don’t have a crazy amount of room to really do serious training indoors – it will have to wait until the summer. It’s all soooo convenient! It has worked great! It is very similar to Leslie’s work. While I did do a loooooong shaping program to get Barnum over his stair fear (and he now thinks stairs are just the best thing ever), I also found that just leaving treats on the stairs full-time was very helpful. T. Rex-Alien-Pit Bull mix. Not only does where I sit or lie down vary, the room does too — we go wherever there are the fewest distractions, or the most room, or the least exhausting/painful for me. Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog, by Emma Parsons, The Power of Positive Dog Training, by Pat Miller, Unlock your Dog's Potential, by Sarah Fisher. Facing Life After the Loss of My Service Dog. No, not house breaking the pup! ), Super-fast down. And, it’s contagious! I’d just leave treats at the bathroom door entrance and a few scattered inside, all the time. In the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to conduct at least three short training sessions a day, each one composed of several very short sessions (five or six treats), with as high a rate of reinforcement (RR) as I can give (usually a shaping session). And I had to scramble to keep on my toes. We are armed with DAP and green tea (opted for that instead of the L-theanine). , McDevitt describes a few ways to help distracted dogs that use completely positive methods. Go to Mat on his dog bed AND nonverbal recall (very important for him to come to me when I don’t have my voice. [Photo description: Barnum’s head in the foreground, looking at a large white chest freezer, next to which is a doggy nail file, and on top of which is a blue yoga mat, a yellow foam rectangle duct-taped to a mouse pad, a long-handled wooden spoon, and two odd-looking white foam pyramids held together with duct tape. Isn’t this Leslie McDevitt’s Look At That? Huh, I didn’t even think about bathroom phobia. If Barnum wants to keep going, he comes around and faces me and throws a behavior. Giving the access all the time would be more ideal, but I am having some success with the limited access. It’s called the “Give Me a Break” game, which can be found in Control Unleashed, by Leslie McDevitt. The stairs were a cookie-dispenser! [Image description: A photograph of the paperback book, Control Unleashed, lying open, spine up. will try the toilet traing tonight. Have been challenged to teach lok how to fetch a hot dog without eating it our! 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