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Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   01-16-2015, 10:59 AM
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Posted By SilasPup
The cat thinks it's hilarious to tease and...

The cat thinks it's hilarious to tease and distract Silas the entire time we're working. Sometimes he'll hide behind things and leap out at Silas, when he hits on a scent, or he'll bop Silas' nose...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   01-15-2015, 10:18 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
Ya think? He is maybe just a tad dramatic...

Ya think? He is maybe just a tad dramatic sometimes.

And thanks :) I feel like we came pretty far in 6 weeks.
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   01-15-2015, 10:00 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
Be careful what you wish for ;) hPxQklW3HQQ

Be careful what you wish for ;)

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Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   12-13-2014, 08:17 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
Haha Thanks SieYa :) Boy he really holds his nose...

Haha Thanks SieYa :) Boy he really holds his nose to the tin, doesn't he? We are not there yet.

He sure is a handsome Doberboy. And his new collar is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. ;)
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   12-09-2014, 11:47 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
Ohhhh, thanks Rosemary! I will start lurking...

Ohhhh, thanks Rosemary! I will start lurking immediately :)
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   12-09-2014, 09:27 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
Yep, same for us. I was just worried about him,...

Yep, same for us. I was just worried about him, some day in the distant future, finding a hide and then whipping around to look for his treat before I've had a chance to figure out where the hide is....
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   12-09-2014, 09:10 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
Thanks, SieYa. I would love to see some video of...

Thanks, SieYa. I would love to see some video of you guys.

I just remembered today that this is supposed to be really fun for Silas, and watched to make sure he's still excited about it. Luckily,...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   12-09-2014, 08:51 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
Silas and I are in week 2 of our Fenzi NW class,...

Silas and I are in week 2 of our Fenzi NW class, but we are only signed up at the Bronze level, which means I'm not able to ask questions. Soooo, I'm hoping you guys can help me out. I want him to...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-24-2014, 11:38 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
You brought up a good point, Lori Z and...

You brought up a good point, Lori Z and HarvestMoon — I was planning to tackle one scent at a time, but I'm wondering now if that's not the way most folks do it.

Those of you who have passed your...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-20-2014, 02:26 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
I do, very much, want to do a class, but none are...

I do, very much, want to do a class, but none are offered in my area. So we are going to do the online Fenzi class, which begins Dec. 1 registration for it opens in two days! Excited about that :)
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-19-2014, 03:23 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
Thank you, Lori! I think he's happy about it too,...

Thank you, Lori! I think he's happy about it too, and really seems to be enjoying it. Now if I can just stay out of his way and not make too many mistakes in his training :)

We just got one of the...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-11-2014, 11:28 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
Yes, "good boy" is his verbal marker. I was...

Yes, "good boy" is his verbal marker. I was trying to use a clicker in this video, and just back up the clicker with the verbal marker, but I think I forgot to click at least once and all he got was...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-11-2014, 08:13 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
We tried again tonight — did I get it better this...

We tried again tonight — did I get it better this time?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e7OCKHTXdA&feature=youtu.be

I just used two identical jars, no boxes, no hiding anything. He's still...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-10-2014, 11:01 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
Did you have treats in both those boxes, or just...

Did you have treats in both those boxes, or just the hot box?
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-10-2014, 10:44 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
Haha Thank you, as always, for sharing your...

Haha Thank you, as always, for sharing your videos. I learn so much when I can see your technique in action.
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-10-2014, 10:32 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
I'm inclined to agree with you on that. He knows...

I'm inclined to agree with you on that. He knows he's supposed to be searching for something (he has and knows a "find it" cue) but he thinks he's supposed to be looking for a treat. (The first box...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-10-2014, 10:07 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
This is the downside to not knowing how to work...

This is the downside to not knowing how to work sound on my phone. Silas starts wandering around when I release him from his stay and, when he does happen across the scent, I'm clicking it. He is...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-10-2014, 09:58 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
Thanks Meldrew :) I wasn't coordinated enough to...

Thanks Meldrew :) I wasn't coordinated enough to capture any of the rewards, but I am treating him right on the box or right over the mouth of the jar, so he gets a big whiff of birch every time he...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-10-2014, 08:43 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
Silas and I went to our first nosework class on...

Silas and I went to our first nosework class on Saturday. It wasn't even really a class, just a bunch of interested folks and their dogs, and one woman who has been to one trial :) But I got to...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   10-28-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By SilasPup
That's awesome, Rosemary -- thanks for sharing...

That's awesome, Rosemary -- thanks for sharing the videos. I love how Ilka offers you a down and a sit, when she's trying to figure out how to get the treat. Smart girl.
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   10-28-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By SilasPup
Rosemary, I'm glad you mentioned the Fenzi class...

Rosemary, I'm glad you mentioned the Fenzi class — I was going to ask about it. I noticed they do NOT teach your dog to search for food. I guess this brings me back to my origination question: Will...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   10-27-2014, 12:37 AM
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Posted By SilasPup
I've really been hoping, for a while now, to get...

I've really been hoping, for a while now, to get Silas into a beginning nosework class but there just don't seem to be any in our area. I'd like to get started on my own, but I need help!

Can you...
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