cmelik10 wrote:no I wasn't about running out of room but I have a hard enough time getting my dog to understand the concepts that I need her to understand. I don't really need to be putting in my opinion usless stuff into her head. Its just my opinion I am not saying anything about those of you who do teach parlor trick I jsut dont think they are worth it.
I don't think you got what shrp was sayin. IF you are having "trouble" teaching your dog what you want, Then anything you teach it with success is a good thing.
I started out with tricks, because he was to young to be doing a lot of retrieving and other things during the day.
When teaching tricks at a young age or any age, you are teaching the dog how to learn. And, you are learning how your dog learns. When teaching tricks i watched how ACE reacted to my teaching, if he wasn't getting it, I tried a different way. This was a huge benifit when moving on to more advanced retriever training.
We as trainers have to know how our individual dogs think, they are all not the same.
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