Originally Posted by Luna-Blue
King is so cute! That looks like the Squishey Face Flirt Pole?! How do you like it so far? Durable and a good design? The bungie cord is legit?
Flirt Pole Dog Exercise Toy
Yes it is
It's super durable, the only thing I'll ever have to replace is the toy at the end lol.
Originally Posted by redog
That's really good! Nows your chance to work on simple commands, see when he gave her the toy? Use a command there, to give or drop. He was confused when offered it again so use a command to have it, or go ahead and get it. Let him win once in a while too, that will make it a lot more fun for him
Oh he's getting there lol. I dont know if you heard in the video, but we are using "gimme" as the release command. At the moment we're not to hard on him for not releasing immediately because, well, he is still a pup and the flirt pole is a "high demand" toy for him---meaning as soon as he sees it he goes insane waiting(or trying to lol) for us to allow him to play with it. He knows "GET IT" but gf forgot to use it in that video. With his squeaker toys and his chuck it ball, he also knows "BRING IT!" which is awesome given his age.
I have been shaping him to learn "Gimme" gradually using a medium desire toy(squeaker/rubber nylabone) and putting a training treat right at his nose to release the toy then tagging it with "Gimme" with correct reinforcement coming from the clicker of course. Out of all my pitbull puppies I've ever had, he's gotta be the quickest learner.
Over the weekend, with expectations on the low end, I decided to give "SPEAK!" a go. Mind you, we have NEVER done a speaking exercise ever. He seriously nailed it within 20 mins, with minimal clicker. I'll try to get video of that next. I think I probably starting tagging speak within 5 mins of the exercise and boom he was barking on command. King trips me out lol.