Guest acarso08 Posted June 22, 2016 Share Posted June 22, 2016 Hi! I have had Ollie for three short days. I came across this blog: http://neversaynevergreyhounds.blogspot.com And decided to try the clicker training methods. Ollie caught on right away to the clicker and last night he was able to get in and stay in the down position. When I ran out of treats, I wanted to be done playing and go to bed. Totally my mistake for getting inspired to train at 9:30 pm because he ran straight back to where we were practicing and did a perfect down. I didn't know if I should reward or not since it wasn't on command but I clicked and gave one more small piece of cheese. He was so hyper when we were done. Bounding about the house. Then laid down on his bed and got a second wild spell, tossing toys and balls everywhere! While I'm happy he seems happy, I'm still unsure about how to indicate, "okay we're done practicing down"... I don't mind taking him on a walk after or playing but i do want some suggestions on how to end the training session and what to do when I catch him repeating behaviors we just trained on without asking him to do them. I know it's early on, at only three days home. I'm open to suggestions about te appropriateness of training so early on, too. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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