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Take Your First Spin

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BrendaMichal

I have been working on right and left circles for about a month now and slowly trying to leave out the hand motion. My question is when the dog makes a mistake and turns the wrong direction what do you do? Thanks!

Lori

Here’s our first attempt at left and right. Doby is not quite 10 months old. We will continue working on this and post other videos as he starts to “get” it.

Lori

Here’s our 2nd attempt. I think I got the verbals correct this time. 😉

Lori

Of course, I have the verbals wrong! Poor dog! 😉

Sandy Mullis

Here is our first video! This is Kit. He is 7 months old. We worked on the spin a little bit about 3 months ago, but just played with it a bit. I had to back up a bit when we started on Tues. because he was biting at my hand as I turned him around the circle. But he is doing a bit better now – occasionally though he tries it again….

Sandy Mullis

Thanks Anna. Will work on making it more obvious to him when he does a good one!

Janie Peirce

http://youtu.be/8ZB0ZjBq46c

Here is our first video. I’m using one for left & two for right.

Julia Lane

This is our first session. Latte had more trouble turning right.

Julia Lane

Hi Anna, here’s our latest turn work. I think Latte’s right turn is much improved! Thanks for the advice above. She’s starting to respond to my verbal only for both turns! Do you think she should be doing turns on a verbal cue only before we move to the Four Scenarios?

Julia Lane

Anna, I’m so excited! Thank you for your suggestions above. For the first time, Latte offered a right spin. Then she did it several times on a verbal only! I followed your advice & chose to train this in the morning & she was eager to go outside to run around with my other BC. Usually, she loves to tug, but she was really distracted. Good test of what she finds of value! Now she spins more readily on the right than the left. LOL We’ll focus more on left now. 🙂

Julia Lane

Yay! Today, Latte did her very first left spins on a verbal alone! Poor girlie had just woken up for the first one, so it’s slow. We played a little tug before the second one. That one was faster & tail waggier. From now on, we’ll train outside & in larger spaces indoors. I think my kitchen is too small & my other dogs distract her. That’s fine for proofing later, but not while she’s still learning. During the first session, when she offered right & down, should I have helped her with a repeated verbal left cue? Or done… Read more »

Julia Lane

Hi Anna! I feel like we’re so close to graduating to the next step! Hoping you can glean something from our training session today to help me be as good a trainer as possible for Latte. You can tell that she really prefers her Jolly Ball over hot dogs!

Julia Lane

Hi Anna, thank you for the suggestions. I’m pleased with her speed & how operant she is with the spins. But to be honest, I’m frustrated. I’m concerned we’ll spend the length of the class on this & never move on to the other units. What am I missing? TIA

Julia Lane

Awesome, thank you, Anna! We started Four Scenarios today. Will post video nice we’ve worked on it a bit. ?

Sylvie Fefer

Before I registered for this course I’d done a bit of work on getting Lulu to understand left and right spins when she is facing me. I always had to help her a bit with my hand. Tonight I tried to minimize helping her with my hand and she did better than I thought she would :).

Sylvie Fefer

Here is some more video of Lulu doing Left & Right while facing me. She is getting pretty good at it and doesn’t have a lot of errors.

Heidi Vania

This is my first attempt at the work flow you helped me with in how to post. Excited to see if it worked. Footage of Fiesta working left and right homework.

Julia DeWitt

Hi Anna,
I introduced L & R spins to Belle last Tuesday. We’ve worked a couple short sessions daily. So far, here’s our progress:

Left Spins-

Right Spins-

Julia DeWitt

I’ve been jackpotting the verbal only cued spins plus mixing L & R’s in each session. Here’s our progress:

-Julia 🙂

Julia DeWitt

Hi Anna,
As suggested, I’ve been waiting for the complete turn before dropping hand to treat but also giving a ‘yes’ to praise the head turn. Belle’s answer to this seemingly slight change has been to spin in different directions, bark and offer other trick behaviors. Lol!
I’ve been slowing down the pace of our short training sessions to encourage thinking rather than guessing. I believe she’s now getting the idea and will post progress video in the next day or so.
-julia

Julia DeWitt

Hi Anna-
Here’s video from today’s practice session. I’ve been trying to cue L & R only with a verbal. The video review has been helpful to catch and correct unintended physical cues. Earlier we had some guessing but in our most recent practice sessions accuracy has increased to 90-100%.

-julia

KathySmith

I have a question before I post video. We have been working….just not ready to post yet (and I had an out of town agility trial over the weekend, so I am playing catch up at home and in life!). Question: when training, do you want us to do 3-4 in one direction? And then maybe a little play break with tug, and 3-4 in the other direction? That is how I have been practicing to introduce the concept; not alternating “left” & “right” yet. I think that’s what you want, but just needed to check with you.

KathySmith

KathySmith

I didn’t have a chance to read every comment before filming, but I know I need to keep my hand lower to prevent jumping up. He’s the wrong height for me when I’m standing! I have to bend over in an awkward way.

Dina Zinnes

Been working on this but while I can get spins in either direction its totally due to hand motion — I just don’t think he listens to the verbals. Getting frustrated…

LoriHoldren

I have been working with Mulder on his left and right circles. He still isn’t doing it by the verbal alone but we will keep practicing.

Elise Strauss

Please excuse the Harry Potter pants.

Elise Strauss

Hi Anna! Here is Enzo’s first video! We’ve been practicing since you left and I think he’s got it down pretty well!

Elise Strauss

Hi Anna! It is working when I click on it. What if you cut and paste the link? I’m sorry for the hassle. It took us about an hour to figure out how to upload a video yesterday.

Daisy Peel

Checking in – make sure the URL is set to ‘unlisted’ and not ‘private’ 😉

Elise Strauss

OK; I changed the setting to “public”:

Elise Strauss

Try it again?

changed the setting…

Daisy Peel

Yep. Unlisted is better than public 🙂 Also, the URL has to be on a line by itself in the comments to automatically pop up as a video 🙂

LoriHoldren

Mulder and I have been working hard on his right and left spins. He seems to have finally gotten the right pretty good on command (just in the past two days). The left is almost there. He is really silly practicing. He likes to offer other behaviors as well.

SharonDe Castro

Hi Anna, here is Dream doing spins… I am using Left and Right as a cue. She cannot do the spins only on verbals yet but we are working on it ? One question – if I use Left and Right to cue spins can I also use the same verbals later to cue left and right over jumps later? cheers, sharon

Catherine Jordan

This was our first session.

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