It true colours thursday day again over at Blue’s blog and the colour be…. Orange!
It sure a hard one this week. Mum not seem to have lots of orange stuffs.
She got this chicken, which gots orange on it’s feets and beak. I hatehatehate it! *growl* Everytime she get it down I has to run away. I hate it cos it a scary monster. Sometime it be all still but if you goes up to it it become a proper scary chicken and walk along and make noise and kick its feets at me!!
Then this book has got orange on it. I read a bit, it say Ludo need more treats and to be allowed to eat people foods. Think mum should listen to her own book, but she not do.
Here some more orange that Molly and Faline wanted to say about. It carrits! Faline be an orange rabbit too, but she not quite a good enough colour, so she was a reject from her breeder hehe. Molly sure a messy eater.
And that my be my true colours thursday for this week.
Tricky T-day be today too as it be a thursday. Mum want to talk again. *grumps* This the boring bit all bout how we doing our learnings. I would not be reading it if I be you. Just look at I doing cool stuffs in the videos.
Hello, Ludo’s mum Dee here: So we were working on getting a ‘hands up’ and going into a bang (play dead) last week. Which Ludo picked up very well. A bit too well actually, he is anticipating the second part and not waiting for the cue (to be shot) he’s such a faker. I’ve been finding it just a little bit funny and he wont get up from being dead until he gets a treat either. So it’s hampered things a little. I’ve got a little video of a couple of succesful attempts and you can see at the end his own interpretation of what to do. hehe. It’s not realy short because I forgot to charge the camera, no indeed. Please note that I also don’t really know what I’m doing, apart from lots of reading and watching others. Penny was trained the conventional way (and doesn’t know much) so apart from a little try with the rabbits Ludo’s my first go at clicker training, so we’re learning together.
We were also working on some of ‘the basics’ which I’ve neglected so far. All the clever doggy people seem to work on this quite a lot and from the begining, so I thought we probably should to. So we worked on some ‘back end awareness’. Ludo knew back up a little bit, but he is so much better at it after doing this. He was quite prone to crash into things.
I started off with a low target on the floor and backed him up to it and if we got a leg touch would click and reward. He needed an obstacle to line him up as his sense of direction was awful. Then I made it higher. Once he’d got used to it I had planned on then getting him to put both back legs up but I thought whilst he was doing it I’d see if we could get a trick out of lifting a leg. So I tried to click whilst the leg was in the air. We’ll be working on that more for next week. We’ve now moved to different areas of the room and further distances to back up. He’s doing really well with it, to the point where he only wants to do back ups in our free timing and just generally when anyone’s eating and he thinks it might get him something. That and ‘shy’ are his new go to tricks. It used to be bow. Poor bow, been replaced for the newer models, and you dogs are supposed to be loyal.
Ok, bye from me (and Ludo, I think he’s off sulking at my hijack)
p.s. I really need to get better at making those videos. Thanks dogs for all the kind words about my Nan. She is still very poorly, she has shingles but she is 86 and it’s hit her hard, my Dad is down visiting her this week, I was meant to go at the weekend but my lift has let me down and I wouldn’t trust the train service in this country with all the snow about.