Proofing Drop it and Get it Yin Yang Behaviors – Dog Training

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Right here is a video on how to at first train your pet dog the drop sign:

24 thoughts on “Proofing Drop it and Get it Yin Yang Behaviors – Dog Training”

  1. This is so on point! What if the dog refuses to tug at all? (Wie can play fetch and he likes the toys, but he gives everything immediately without tugging.) Greetings

    1. Thanks, I’ll check it out. That would be so fun to play with him. 🙂 Btw. thanks to you Dante (former street dog from Romania, who was scared of EVERYTHING, as peeing outside when we got him home, because it was not his territory – luckily just the first day, eating when we were in the room, taking food from us – but he wanted to be cuddled, the vacuum cleaner, the broom etc., people, children, bikes…) is so well behaved now and not frightened anymore. Last time I used the vacuum cleaner, he, who at first fled to another room and hid himself behind the furniture, when we took the vacuum out, went to the thing and sniffed it! He also has no problems eating with people around. It’s the first dog I own, I grew up with cats and it was so much fun learning to speak “dog” and engage with him and it still is. He is really a sweetheart. 🙂 Thank you for making his life nicer and the life of so many other dogs.

  2. I wouuld be truly impressed if you could do this kind of training on a Sib Husky. They simply dont have the attention span lol.

    1. Titan’s Husky Life I have gotten fantastic focus from huskies, but you are not automatically relevant to a husky–you have to work at it and build that relationship. Most huskies have excellent attention spans, because they are bred to pay attention to pulling as a team and watching for treacherous conditions as well as feedback from the human driver on route and speed. They commonly pull for many hours at a time. My guess is that you have not yet built a relationship with your dog where you are the most important thing going on and paying attention to you pays off. That’s different than an attention span problem. Huskies and herding breeds have endurance and energy in common, it’s just the level of independence and interest in feedback that makes the big difference in my experience. Of course there’s lots of variation within breeds too, but on average I would never have thought of huskies as having poor attention spans.

  3. How do you deal with premature snatching–my big guy is great at give until he gets worked up about tugging and then it takes a think about it pause before he lets go. In tug mode I would have to use a leave it cue to keep him from grabbing because we have played with tug much more informally than this. Do you have to only play using take it cue, or does Wish differentiate between this and a less structured game of tug?

    Also, I notice you do a lot of up and down motions and I had been told one should go mostly side to side for tug to avoid neck injury–is that a myth? I know you are keyed into biomechanics safety so I was surprised.

    1. People like to make up all sorts of myths about biomechanics. You see it in human sport too, people say you should never squat in so and so a manner or whatever, but they just heard it from someone who heard it from someone…

    2. R.B. Positive trainers hear plenty of made up crap, trust me! But I would love to hear from Emily as she works closely with her vet on trick safety.

  4. could you please make a video for teaching the go around/circle and legs tricks?
    They’re really funny and I’ve been lately trying to teach them to my dog.
    I believe performing seemingly useless tricks can help the dog bond with one and develop its attention to cues. Wouldn’t you agree?

  5. My dog loves tug of war, and is great with letting go as long as we are holding the toy, however when we throw something for him to fetch, he goes te get it but doesnt want to give it back. He is great with come when called, except when he has the toy. Ive tried letting him chase me, but the moment I turn around to take it he wil spin around. Its like a game to him, but a difficult one to solve 😂 do you have any tips? Thanks!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing another amazing video. I have learnt much from your many videos & step by step instructions. This has in turn improved my bond, understanding & relationship with my dog (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) I believe she is more fulfilled and a happier dog. Thank you again for your invaluable tutorials.

  7. I do exactly the same thing with a rope and it’s perfect for reinforcing the drop and motivated the others movements.

  8. Question for you: How much do Border Collies shed? My parents will let me get a dog I can independently care for, as the family already has two dogs that are taken care of by them. As long as I am committed to training and exercising the Border Collie, I will be able to have one… so long as it doesn’t shed a lot. Thoughts?

    1. They’re average shedders. The general rule of thumb is “If it has short hair in the face, it sheds, if it has long hair in the face, it doesn’t.” There are some variations in this of course, but it’s the first thing to look for when wanting a low shedding dog.
      Then there is also the fact that Border Collies can have a huge variety in coat type and density, some looking like complete fluff balls, and others being smooth coated or even curly coated.
      Poodles are considered almost as trainable as Border Collies, and they also happen to be the lowest shedding dog at the same time.

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