March 17, 2010

Clicker Training With The Kids

Amid all the March celebrations and get-togethers, I've had my family visiting from out-of-town. New friends in the house? Ruby was overjoyed! (To put it mildly.) Everyone had a lot of fun and it was also a great opportunity for Ruby to get some training in with new people.

My nephews are very quick learners and take to things right away. Like, for example, skiing. They are 13 and 11, and have been skiing a total of three days in their young lives. By that third day they were flying down the black diamond runs, skiing moguls, and making jumps. I am such a non-skier that I don't even know if I phrased that right, but if I didn't, they'll let their ol' aunt know – right, boys?

So, having conquered the Rocky Mountains, learning to master the clicker was a piece of cake. The kids were quick, marked the behavior when they should, and saw how easy and fun clicker training is.

Working on the focus exercise, along with Snoopervisor Kiva.

A nice down.

He's really got her attention.

Great job! I also had him put on a mask to see how she'd react. There was lots of giggling (both human and puppy), so A+ on that one!

Thanks for your help, boys! Ruby had a great time with you and learned a lot!


Lori Jablons said...

Boy + dog = unbridled joy. :)

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Awww...what fun! And great training practice too!

Anonymous said...

Let me tell ya..those kids had a blast and all they've been talking about is wanting to learn how to train a dog just like Ruby!!! Love the excerpt...

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Fanks for comin' by our blog to read what our momma said 'bout our buddy Maxdog.

The first fing our momma said right out loud when she saw your blog was "look at those clean floors". Momma is always tellin' us to wipe our feet, hehehe!☺

1000 Goldens said...

That is so great that your nephews enjoyed training her and we like Kiva snoopervising too :)

Anonymous said...

Great site. Fun was had by all.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How khool fur all!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Khyra O'Wise & Khousin Merdie O'Hennel

The OP Pack said...

How nice to have some extra helpers!!!

Mom should learn more about clicker training - she could use Ciara as her scapegoat.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

mcgern said...

That looks like fun