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Whistle Command Help

Postby Morphsuit » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:05 pm

I've been working on whistle commands with my pup. I'm working on HERE with him. He is on a remote sit, and the program I follow says to nick him when I say HERE then 3 tweets. I've been doing that, but he want's to only do it sometimes. Lets say 5 times in a row he will come to 3 tweets, no body language or verbal HERE, just 3 tweets. Then I will scoot up and I'll give 3 tweets and he just looks at me, then I'll give 3 tweets again and he will come. Then I'll do it again and he will come like 5 seconds later.

I can't tell if the guy in the video is nicking him when he gives the 3 tweets for here or not, but I haven't. So, any advice?

Thanks!
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Re: Whistle Command Help

Postby O.D.Lid » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:28 pm

if your pup is still young just make it fun :wink: get down on his/her level and be excited like you have something he wants
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Re: Whistle Command Help

Postby Duckdon » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:29 pm

I forget, How old is your dog?

I would be using a long check cord to enforce, reeling him in, on the "Here" command until I knew that the dog understands he is to come to you when you say "Here".
Then I would start using the check cord and the e-collar at the same time but I wait until I need to give the command the second time. Let him come with out any force on the first command.....enforce on the second "Here" command.
Then I would teach the "Here" and the 3 tweet whistle along with the check cord and or e-collar to enforce on the second "Here" command.
Just keep building one step at a time. Once he understands the 3 tweets you can start dropping the verbal "Here" once in a while until he makes the transition. I always use non verbal commands, hand gestures with most of my commands. Don
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Re: Whistle Command Help

Postby Morphsuit » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:44 pm

Duckdon wrote:I forget, How old is your dog?

I would be using a long check cord to enforce, reeling him in, on the "Here" command until I knew that the dog understands he is to come to you when you say "Here".
Then I would start using the check cord and the e-collar at the same time but I wait until I need to give the command the second time. Let him come with out any force on the first command.....enforce on the second "Here" command.
Then I would teach the "Here" and the 3 tweet whistle along with the check cord and or e-collar to enforce on the second "Here" command.
Just keep building one step at a time. Once he understands the 3 tweets you can start dropping the verbal "Here" once in a while until he makes the transition. I always use non verbal commands, hand gestures with most of my commands. Don


He's 11 months old.

Well, he will come to me every single time I say Here.

It's just when I don't say the word here and only give 3 tweets, that's when he only comes sometimes. I've been saying Here then 3 tweets and he will come. It's just when I don't say Here he seems confused.
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Re: Whistle Command Help

Postby O.D.Lid » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:00 pm

tweet first then the word come after awhile he'll just come on the tweet I bet ya :lol:
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Re: Whistle Command Help

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:36 am

Don't want to take you out of what your program is telling you to do, but the way I see it is that you layer whistle commands just like you "layer" any aversives. And if it were me, I'd get either a 30ft. checkcord on the dog with a choker or just a c.cord by itself and from a remote, command HERE, hit the whistle and use the checkcord to get him moving. Once the dog "gets that", then I'd make the collar a "replacement" for the checkcord, but not until the dog begins to move upon the whistle every time without the verbal. Incorporate the *nick with the checkcord.
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Re: Whistle Command Help

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:20 am

we pat the side of our leg as a come here.
we whistle a come here
we call "come here"
I personally believe if you have the visual command working...supplement it with the whistle eg whistle while patting leg.
that way the dog sees command and reacts while hearing command.
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