(January 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)Following is a list of major or supporting actors from Michigan For up to a minute, allow your dog to sniff around and do his thing while you stay in your chair. Some examples are, “All four paws on the mat,” or “Click for front going down before rear,” or “Click during the second scratch, not at the end of the scratch, which means I need to remember to depress the clicker partway while he is eating his previous treat so I can be ‘faster on the draw’ with my click.”, I don’t know if this technique is useful to people without brain injury, as well, but I suspect it probably is. It became a way of building enthusiasm and focus. This article includes a list of general references, but it remains largely unverified because it lacks sufficient corresponding inline citations. Do not talk to him during this time; remain unengaged. Naturally this isn't particularly useful. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. (I’ll get to that, shortly.) And also, any session beyond 2 or 3 reps was really too much for him anyway, and I didn’t get that. Latent learning is what happens (in any organism), between training sessions/lessons/classes. A roll of toilet paper hangs from a metal chrome-colored dispenser. More of the same, or switch to something else? There It Is! It took most of 3 miles to get her able to focus. enjoy your post! Check. (ahem, my Early Bird is one of them). With the exception of when my 1st and 2nd SD overlapped, I’m used to dealing with just one dog at a time. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Very gradually extend the time of your training sessions, but keep them short enough that your dog does not choose to disengage before you say your release word. Gimme a Break. ), Super-fast down. Do 5 really fast behaviors in a row like. I used to start out sessions with Gadget with the steps in my mind of each criterion, but he had a tendency to leap steps, so we’d go A, B, F! ?” And he acts excited. same 5 really fast behaviors and dismiss. Anynoodle, he is now way into training, and this is what we trained tonight, all in a row, in a bunch of short sessions. Take/hold the wooden spoon (as seen on top of freezer). , McDevitt describes a few ways to help distracted dogs that use completely positive methods. Or I might just do one or two clicks — if he is tired from a long run or something, I click him for flopping down when he gets in the bathroom, toss the treat, he (usually) gets up to get it, and then I can click again for him flopping back down. I'd noticed during a walk Gimme had the attention span of a gnat. Well, actually it’s been a pretty miserable last few days, with today being sort of the turd on the crap-cupcake of the week, where I was feeling particularly physically cruddy, as well as emotionally flattened. Again, thanks for this post. Barnum’s food (raw meat) is stored in my bathroom, in our extra freezer, so it’s just that much more convenient. If your dog disengages first by looking away or going away from you to sniff, immediately go sit in your chair. I have been working on shaping a bit, but he is fearful enough that he won’t take treats within 3 feet if the bathroom door. Thank you for posting this entry about your training places and sessions with Barnum, I also do training in the bathroom and kitchen so we get short sessions all the time. Resume walking, going to mat, or doing whatever you were doing, with a high rate of reward. Another “trick” I’ve added to my repertoire is Toilet Training. I want to get Barnum out into public more to practice our skills in different environments. Since we finished our first CU class and didn’t sign up for the next class, I wanted to watch this seminar, see Leslie demo the games and see how Leslie talks about reactive dogs and the example dogs in the seminar. Random leave it. She tends to make assumptions about what I am asking for, without actually listening to the cue I used. Also, in the book Control Unleashed, Leslie McDeavitt discusses relaxation, stress, thresholds and the game called ‘gimme a break’ which starts with a training session aimed at delivering rewards in rapid succession followed by a “break, or allowing the dog to do as they wish. The more often she did this, the shorter was the interim between breaks. She loves offering stuff and so would rather run through her extensive repertoire of skills until I pay for one. (I try to do contact at least twice a day, but preferably at the beginning of any training session each day. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Have a chair for you to sit in. In hindsight. . Why is it always that these defining moments happen on April 1? It is very similar to Leslie’s work. And, it’s contagious! Aug 9, 2015 - The Paperback of the Doodles: A Really Giant Coloring and Doodling Book by Taro Gomi at Barnes & Noble. Gimme a Break From Mean Training Saturday, May 19, 2012. I had some new years goals (call them resolutions if you want)…and then life intervened. Teach your pet new tricks and good manners at Seattle Humane Society's public pet training classes! Check. We work on one skill until I think he’s peaked — by which I mean that either we have gotten a teensy bit further along than the last time we worked, or we’ve made a teensy bit of progress with whatever criterion I’m looking for in that session, or I get that gut feeling that if I try to do one more rep, it will not be as good as the last one or the behavior will actually fall apart. As some of you know, because of my inexperience with puppy training, which led to too-high expectations on my part, and frustration and confusion for both of us, Barnum seemed to be a “slowly dog.” He did the skills, and he seemed to overall find training pleasant (once he finally had some idea of what we were working on — poor dude! A green i-click clicker is visible hanging off the toilet paper dispenser.]. Plunger for added decor? That way, there was no pressure. Multidog households — I always forget about those! Gimme a Break. We’ll get there. Well then, you’ve come to the wrong blog. I would recommend getting Control Unleashed: The Puppy Program by Leslie McDevitt (it doesn't just apply to puppies) and taking a look at her "Gimme A Break" and "Off-Switch" games. McDevitt created the game by doing a very short (five treats), very fast (high RR) shaping session, and then stopping and giving a “faux release.” This was not her true release that meant, “Okay, we are totally done with training now.” This release meant, instead, “Go cool off, have a chill, watch the birds, play with a ball, let me know when you want to start up again.” It was a way to take the pressure off her dog, who otherwise found training too stressful. Tonight’s post is the first of a series on How to Build Enthusiasm in your dog. I just wanted to mention that, for others who might be thinking of getting it. Check? Now we both feel soooo much better! grin. Step 1: Put the collar on, and let her get used to it. One of the issues I've had with Gimme is that she has poor listening skills. Requires focus!). It’s called the “Give Me a Break” game, which can be found in Control Unleashed, by Leslie McDevitt. My previous 2 had a lot of random phobias, but neither were abused and neglected the way Earl was. If you’re new to clicker, there are better places to start. These foam pieces are placed under the nail file board to provide a better angle for scratching his claws.]. Posts about leadership written by g.r.o.w.l. I've also been working on basic obedience exercises outside in the context of Leslie McDevitt's "Gimme a Break" game with very high value treats and working on obedience exercises for a toy (though I first need to overcome above-described overstimulation problems). So, we’ve had to go back to scratch, although now we are up to him joyfully leaping into the tub, sit and down in the tub and even holding a down with a little water dribbling in. I did try Gimme a Break w/Barnum when he was a puppy, but we didn’t have the communication for it. (Too much information? And I had to scramble to keep on my toes. I relate; I have cabin fever due to my broken powerchair, AGAIN, combined with the snow. (Most, but not all, of these are Training Levels behaviors. It’s amazing how night and day the house/backyard is from the front yard. While “on break,” I break up more training treats while (seemingly) ignoring Barnum. the dog for one minute. Leslie McDevitt. Then I say, “Okay, let’s train!” I grab my five or six pieces of meat, rotate or move to a new spot, and we do our next short session. **ODS SUMMER WORKSHOPS SERIES** **Intro to Parkour - Sunday July 5th - 10:00am – 1:00pm** Have you ever wanted to try parkour and didn’t know where to start? The second your dog reorients to you--glances your way, turns an ear towards you, or comes up to you in your chair, you want to reengage him in your rewarding exercise. T. Rex-Alien-Pit Bull mix. Well, an amazing thing happened. I am an “external processor” — have been since before I got sick, actually, so I suspect for people like me, cognitive issues or no, saying it out loud (or writing it in a training journal), probably helps stay organized. Making Your Blog Accessible/Disability-Friendly, Jewish Resources for Mourning a Dog (with Inclusive Mourner’s Kaddish), Video Transcription: Training a Psychiatric Service Dog Skill: Soothing Agitation. RIP Beautiful Lady! This really shows his progress! This is very common in clicker dogs in a session in the morning that is a leap from the previous night, or sometimes even a big leap an hour or two after the previous session. from the pain and exhaustion that had been holding me down all day, and I managed to pull myself out of bed and distract myself from the dramarama. It was intended primarily as a book for trainers, and secondarily for people heavily involved in agility. Any time something changes in the environment, we default to the Look at That game (Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt). Whenever I head to the bathroom, Barnum follows, and we have a session that lasts as long as it takes me to pee! Learn all about our fun classes and training courses at the Seattle Humane Society. Sometimes we just do one mini-session for one behavior, and that’s it. It’s a great, easy way to keep sessions short, and to squeeze them in on a day that I’m feeling lousy and would otherwise have difficulty training. The top part of the book is shredded, especially on the spine, torn and bitten up.]. I doubt CU is yet available widely available in alternative formats, as it’s still relatively new. Huh, I didn’t even think about bathroom phobia. Plastic container full of kibble? Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Fostering, grooming, and training dogs for a better world. If that is going well, we then take a structured walk around the space, using the 3 Steps game (gimme 3 steps), and return to the mat or car. I decided to start the series tonight because I’m feeling the high of a lovely series of training sessions after a really shitty day. Apparently it’s not intended to stand on its own. Works much better now that we’ve both matured. I don’t really know what’s in them, though. Training and Behavior related content and discussion... communiyt.DOG.com Today I am watching the 4 DVD set of Leslie McDevitt’s Control Unleashed seminar. ), and Barnum (true business SDiT). Gimme a Break From Mean Training Thursday, May 31, 2012. Then I offer Barnum the choice to stop or to continue. Ron Watson Post author. Finally, tonight, I got some relief (no pun intended, really!) Wall-e's first indoor trial is tomorrow. And if he reaches that, what is the next step up from that, so I am ready to add another criterion if he is cruising with the first one. Learn more at http://www.seattlehumane.org You can give her treats or play with her to take her mind off the collar. Have i-click, have dog, ready to “go”! This exercise is great for the dog who is way too interested in squirrels to focus on you when you're on a walk, or way too distracted by the other dogs to concentrate on the exercises when you're in your agility class. (More on “quitting while you’re behind” in a future installment of “Building Enthusiasm.”). I’ve heard of it, but it’s not something I’ve dealt with. Lots of hindsight. If we’ve been working on down, he will sometimes platz ‘n stare. Sometimes, it’s something in between, like two mini-sessions for a behavior, another couple of mini-sessions for another behavior or two, and that’s it. It’s the spraying and shampooing that will be the bigger hurdles. Your well-appointed dog training bathroom is not only an excellent way to employ shorter training sessions, but I can think of several dogs that are fearful of the bathroom that this would absolutely benefit. The stairs were a cookie-dispenser! It is important to me to do no harm, and to convince my dog (or any dog that I work with)… Are you doing desensitization/counterconditioning w/Early Bird for the bathroom already? Very soon, the moment McDevitt had gone to her chair for her “time out,” her pup was demanding to start up the training again. No, not house breaking the pup! You can experience the effects of latent learning if you take a day or week or month off from training and discover that your dog is farther ahead than where you stopped off. For about the last 5 years I have moved more toward counter-conditioning the entire process with continuous treats and in the most recent 2 or 3 years have progressed to something more like Leslie McDevitt’s Gimme A Break game which I, unfortunately, did not highlight, outline or embarrassingly, even use in the following videos. Repeat. Transcript of Video: Barnum’s First Time in a Store! I wish I had the foresight to think of doing training sessions in the bathroom when I started fostering him. If you work on it in low-distraction environments until your dog is reliably reorienting to you after you release him, you will gradually be able to count on his attention even in very distracting environments--like in the backyard with all those squirrels! If you're doing Go to Place, reward your dog frequently as long as he's on the mat. Oh, the Irony! You can also check out, online, September Morn's (yes that's a woman's name) "Go Wild and Freeze" game. ), suggested I use Give Me a Break with Barnum. In. I keep meaning to put together my “suggested reading and viewing” page so I can give mini reviews on the scores of dog and behavior books and videos I’ve read/watched/listened to. Thanks for the suggestion! I've also been working on basic obedience exercises outside in the context of Leslie McDevitt's "Gimme a Break" game with very high value treats and working on obedience exercises for a toy (though I first need to overcome above-described overstimulation problems). Here's my training philosophy in as much as a nutshell as I can manage: I believe in using training that is humane, effective, and promotes a mutually trusting and rewarding relationship with my dog. And once a day, we have a longer toilet-training session (if you catch my drift). I cue him to go to his dog bed, then make my kissy noise to call him to me, treat, and cue to mat again). Yesterday I practiced restrained recalls with the boys in my in-laws' back yard. 9 years ago. I have a clicker that I hang on the toilet paper roll. Barnum and I did some training. Giving the access all the time would be more ideal, but I am having some success with the limited access. Thanks for your comments! however, i’ll start integrating it now with my severely shy rescued dog, zenji. It has worked great! He doesn't do it for any great deep abiding love of the sport. I have no idea. Now, I just wish I could fit my dog food freezer in my bathroom! nose target (can be the same one to start) then dismiss. I hope to work up to feeding him in the bathroom. Leaving treats scattered will be a bit difficult b/c I have a foster pup who will gobble them down as quickly as I can scatter them. We are having success, but it is coming slowly. Foot (give me right foot or left foot, as requested, and also let me examine your nails). McDevitt originally conceived of the idea as a way to capitalize on latent learning in her dog who was reactive, extremely distractible, and had a very short attention span. wink. Dealing with phobias is hard. Also, if Barnum’s really not in the mood to train, it’s no big deal, because I have still accomplished what I got up to do (empty my bladder). Maybe you should try teaching her drop it and hold it retrieve it separately so she can understand the different commands. Lok and I have been challenged to teach Lok how to fetch a hot dog without eating it for our tricks class graduation project. Thank goodness, we are waaaay past those days by now! Behaviors you might work on include Go to place, walking in heel, or even playing tug of war. I think you would find it useful, Brooke, because you already have so much dog-training background, but for someone who is a clicker novice, I think a lot of it would be pretty much gibberish. The cue I use for “break time” is to sign the ASL for “break/interruption” and say “Gimme a Break,” and then wheel elsewhere or just rotate. With Barnum, I’ve had to relearn splitting (A, A, A, B, B, B…) because Gadget-the-Genius got me into a bad lumping habit. I'll preface this by saying that my dogs have usually had good "off switch"es, despite several of them being high drive, or reactive. I think your “toilet training” is an excellent idea! (he was a rescue and spent the first year and a half of his life in a basement, so he really didn’t have any house skills) This is something that I will absolutely be doing with my current foster and all fosters to come. [Photo description: Barnum’s head in the foreground, looking at a large white chest freezer, next to which is a doggy nail file, and on top of which is a blue yoga mat, a yellow foam rectangle duct-taped to a mouse pad, a long-handled wooden spoon, and two odd-looking white foam pyramids held together with duct tape. We are primarily working Level Three and Level Four): Earlier today we also did go to (yoga) mat (the blue one on the freezer), eye contact, touch (nose target), “quiet,” Look at That (another Control Unleashed exercise, because he is still slightly reactive to the vacuum cleaner), and two of his most important and highly accomplished skills, “Hold down the floor,” and “Look adorable.”, -Sharon, the muse of Gadget (hmm, is it possible that Barnum might actually be worthy to succeed me? http://www.seattlehumane.org She was spayed by the humane society and we have since learned she was in season at the time of the spay. Tonight in class - I swear, the lights were on and no one was home. Maybe you are.). will try the toilet traing tonight. But, slow is fast. It’s when our brains sort out and store what we’ve learned. You will get there eventually, and then it will seem like it really wasn’t all that long to get him to love the bathroom. I’m glad to know that Give Me a Break is working so well! If he does not reorient to you, reengage him and resume the work you were doing . Floor and wall are tiled with large speckled tan/salmon tiles.]. [Photo description: A gleaming white toilet in a corner, flanked on the left and rear by tan tile walls. If Barnum wants to keep going, he comes around and faces me and throws a behavior. Not that I don’t think it is well-explained and useful to people but I do not see any essential differences. A "How To" blog for anyone training their own assistance and service dogs. McDevitt originally conceived of the idea as a way to capitalize on latent learning in her dog who was reactive, extremely distractible, and had a very short attention span. A very smart and supportive reader of this blog (Hi, Eileen! . RSS Entries and RSS Comments. I have been doing this with tuna while the foster is crated. “Control Unleashed,” visibly damaged when my unleashed, out-of-control teething puppy decided it made a colorful and delicious chew toy! She is about ten months old and the reason given for surrendering her was "lack of time". For Heel, walk in a circle and reward as you walk and your dog stays close by you and gives you his attention. This exercise is great for the dog who is way too interested in squirrels to focus on you when you're on a walk, or way too distracted by the other dogs to concentrate on the exercises when you're in your agility class. i have many of same health issues as you. Yes, I am working D/CC with the bathroom issues with Earl. He could wander over whenever and — surprise! [Image description: A photograph of the paperback book, Control Unleashed, lying open, spine up. . Just visible in front of me and to Barnum’s right is the foot rest of my powerchair. i-click clicker hanging off toilet-paper dispenser? Default sit/wait before going through doorways. Oh, right! Facing Life After the Loss of My Service Dog. We will continue to work at the distance he is comfortable with and inch our way closer as he is more comfortable. The exercise helps the dog reorient to you by showing him that focusing on you is what's really rewarding...not by punishing those times when he is distracted. And I wasn’t always able to move far from wherever we were. After a minute or so of working, say your release word like "All Done" or "Break" and turn away from him and go sit in your chair. I had to bathe Barnum a lot when I first got him, which put a wrench in my plan to train him that the tub, and baths, are wonderful, wonderful things of treats and no pressure, building up slowly and happily from the start. canyon does really well with the short sessions compared to longer ones, I wish I had thought of this when Cessna and I were doing our fun training a year ago – we’ll start now though Sorry for the ramble, but again thanks for posting all these great tips. Later in the day she worked beautifully with me for two different training sessions, so at the time I didn't give it much thought. So it is a work in progress. Mika and Wall-e Training Feb. 21, '11 video. I will try it and get back to you. Eileen says: Here is one of them: This exercise is great for the dog who is way too interested in squirrels to focus on you when you're on a walk, or way too distracted by the other dogs to concentrate on the exercises when you're in your agility class. Skip to step 3 with a more experienced dog. Not only does where I sit or lie down vary, the room does too — we go wherever there are the fewest distractions, or the most room, or the least exhausting/painful for me. But I thought I’d mention that in case there’s enough audio that doesn’t rely on visuals to make it worthwhile for you to look into the DVDs. He has some severe allergy issues and while we are getting them under control, the baths are giving him considerable relief from his itching. (Neurotypicals, let me know: Do you do this, too?). Another bonus to Gimme a Break for your’s truly is that I can take the breaks to think very clearly and specifically about what I want to do next: What skill will we do now? When your dog is giddy over training, you will get happy, too, and enjoy the rush of “endolphins” (my favorite fractured word from Postcards from the Edge), after using these techniques, too. Start working on your behavior, rewarding your dog frequently. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xYtdnubHyo In the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to conduct at least three short training sessions a day, each one composed of several very short sessions (five or six treats), with as high a rate of reinforcement (RR) as I can give (usually a shaping session). (I try to throw in at least one or two zen exercises every day, including now I often toss some treats on the floor and then we train something else, and he has to focus on what we’re doing while also ignoring the food on the floor. Then re-engage her, do the . These teach the dog to self-calm, to bring himself/herself down off the cliff. Then I say, “Oh! He doesn't do it because he loves to GO GO GO. First Things First If your puppy doesn't know about leashes yet, start slowly. (All these scatological metaphors are not just me getting literarily lazy; they are dramatic foreshadowing!). I gauge it by his enthusiasm, or by what I’m up for. . Usually it’s sit ‘n stare. (I’m rebuilding down from a stand instead of a sit, and using a lure to get him to slide sort of play-bow really fast into the down.). Monday, February 28, 2011. Tonight we made it to a count of 18 with six treats! View from guess where? Latent learning is also one of the reasons why it’s much more effective (as well as more fun and less exhausting), to do several short sessions a day than one or two long ones. Foot target a yellow styrofoam rectangle (as seen on top of freezer). On the left is a toilet-paper roll with a green i-click clicker hanging from the metal dispenser. Choose a behavior to work on, and an enclosed, low-distraction area like a fenced yard or large basement to work in. At first, it took a while for Barnum and me to develop a communication system, because the system McDevitt uses — standing in one spot to train, then going to sit down in a chair in another spot for the break — didn’t work for us. Your comment reminded me — there is a DVD set of Control Unlelashed, but from what I read, it’s to be used as a companion to the book. Also, five days every month, we have a few longer sessions, if you catch my flow. I actually say my goals to myself, in my head or, more often, out loud, to make sure I’m clear about what I’m expecting of both of us. Needs a special home! Although, if I’m feeling truly lousy and not up to opening the freezer lid, I just use the kibble I keep in a sealed container on the back of the toilet. The issue is complicated by the fact that I have to bathe him with medicated shampoo a couple of times a month. Yeah, I figured he wouldn’t necessarily eat them, but even just knowing that they’re there, and that he won them, sometimes that helps. Do you wanna train? You . 2019 Adult 40+ Middle States Philadelphia Area F 3.5: Scheduled Date: 06/22/2019: Match Site: Valley Creek Park: Match Criteria: Points per Position: Match Type: There’s some great things in this video. Loose Leash Walking, Part 2. . You can get more speed and excitement from your dog, even, or especially, if he’s new to clicker, a puppy, low self-esteem/confidence, low food drive, and more. with much cognitive impairment, frequently tell folks, “i don’t know what i think until i say it outloud.” speaking goals is good idea–now have to remember to do it. Jersey was a master of the “single-event phobia.”. First Foster Failure and Second New Mexico Brown Dog, 2000-2014. The goal of this exercise is that your dog becomes less interested in distracted sniffing around, because focusing on you is so rewarding. It’s all soooo convenient! Go to Mat on his dog bed AND nonverbal recall (very important for him to come to me when I don’t have my voice. If I’m working from my bed, instead of moving or rotating the chair, I just turn my body slightly. But I bet it will be eventually, because it’s selling so well. Play break (tug with plush spider and “I’m Gonna Get You” chase game). But, fwiw, CU is not a book I’d recommend to someone new to clicker training (or to dog training and the concepts of behaviorism). What will my criterion be that I want us to work on? After that build up to the 'Gimme a Break' game by. I’d just leave treats at the bathroom door entrance and a few scattered inside, all the time. Barnum lies on the floor at my feet looking up at me. will find she chooses to re-engage sooner than the . This is because sometimes I train from my bed, sometimes from my pchair, sometimes, um, elsewhere. Your kisses were divine. Then I offer Barnum the choice to stop or to continue. wish i’d know about the value of shorter sessions before. Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment. Maybe you should click AFTER she retrieves it rather than clicking when she picks it up. I grew up in a family where we referred to the bathroom as “the library” or “the reading room,” and my dad discussed manure at mealtimes). It was very helpful on several levels. Isn’t this Leslie McDevitt’s Look At That? i just ordered control unleashed. Lok and I have been challenged to teach Lok how to fetch a hot dog without eating it for our tricks class graduation project. The front cover is very colorful, with several dogs in a variety of poses and lots of agility equipment and toys around them. (If you’re not already doing this. Sometimes this means we do four or five mini-sessions for one behavior and then move on to several more mini-sessions for several more behaviors. 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