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Pet dog Teaching: Educate Your Pet dog to Shut Doors Element 1 Clicker



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Observe this phase by phase coaching video clip to train your puppy to shut doors working with shaping and clicker or verbal marker coaching. It truly is simple and entertaining for you both of those! Just about any puppy can do it! This video clip (section 1& 2 blended) was a finalist in the Canis Film Festival 2009!

Jessie took about 30 minutes of actual coaching time to master the basics to the stop of Element 1, then extra coaching (see Element 2) to add the cue, fade the clicker and treats, add length and generalize. We use positive coaching and operant conditioning.

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28 comments

  1. Hi, love your videos! Im getting a service dog soon and was wondering what type of breed this dog is?

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  2. I've tried to get my dog to touch harder but she won't. She gets frustrated and walks away. What can I do?

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  3. so if your dog isnt interested in food that much what should you use as a reward?

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  4. graаааzie

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  5. I'm training my dog to be a seeing eye mobility and seizure assistant. I'm having a few behavior problems that I hope you could help me with such as at times hitting a leash when were 2 steps from coming inside after a walk, barking if someone induces play in a store or if another dog barks in a restaurant one bark . Sometimes he won't heal if another dog is running towards me he trying to pull me backwards sometimes forward almost tripping me at home. The chasing of the cat at times plus eating cat food every now and then

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  6. hey donna, your videos are very help full. I just want to know if the clicker will be necessary forever ? is it possible to teach my boy to obbey my commands as well as the clicker in the future?

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  7. question: my SDiT will touch my hand well but does not get that i want her to touch the "spot". any suggestions?

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  8. I got my dog to touch the mark on the door quite well now, only thats it. How do i get him to push the door? If i wait for him to push harder, he just start crying and get all confused . 

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  9. Here'a good shaping activity for your dog.
    Dog Training: Teach Your Dog to Shut Doors Part 1 Clicker

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  10. It depends on the dog: how fast of a learner, how experienced the dog is at being shaped, how confident the dog is, training history etc. A dog that is experience with shaping will catch on quickly while a dog with no background will take many short training sessions. Some dogs start slow and need the task to be broken into tiny bits while others go fast. Jessie took about twice as long as Lucy to lean this as she is less confident and less creative dog overall.

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  11. should I go though the steps on separate days? or will the dog normally get the hang of it in one day?

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss. Maybe you will be reunited one day. Jessie came from the city pound where she was surrendered by her owner.

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  13. lol sorry….. i thought that was funny V. that dog of your looks like my dog named banit that was stolen from me after i paid 400 for her. i let my ex friend take her for walk and he came back with out her i never saw her again i have a video of her on my video list. the video is called bandit and lulu but the diffrince with you dog and mine banit has white on her chest and belly. she can say i love u,i love u to and hello.

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  14. Yes, both breeds are super common here and she has traits of both a herding breed (GSD) and terrier. She also exhibits the 'prance' that min pins do that few other breeds do. Her face shape was more min pin when she was younger but you can still see it in certain poses. She has the terrier hunting tenacity and behavior more typical of small dogs too! I am hoping it was an "Oops" litter but you never know with all the people trying to create designer breeds. She was a pound puppy at 7 mos.

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  15. really Donna? That is a huge size difference!

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  16. Her mom was a German Sheherd mix and the dad likely a miniature pinscher.

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  17. What breed is Jessie?? She's pretty.

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  18. Also make sure the door you start with is light enough for your dog to easily push. A cupboard door that is not on the auto-close hinge (where it snaps shut after its closed just a little) works well.

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  19. This is the art of shaping! Hopefully you are not cuing the touch at this point. A If you allow him to do one nose touch, don't click, wait for a second touch, he will usually be a little frustrated and touch harder the next time. Continue doing this until he gets the idea that you want him to push the door a little. Click ANY movement of the door. If you have a look at my treibball video under supernaturalbc2008, you'll see how I use this to get Lucy to touch the ball harder and harder.

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  20. My dog only just touches the door, and it's not enough to move it. How do I encourage him to push it?

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  21. @jrach1818 How is your dog about extinction generally? Does she have a low threshold for it? If so, you have to break your criteria even smaller. Don't wait for a full on push, open the door just a crack and if she moves it at all, jackpot and have a party! Keep working her up that way until you get the harder push you want. Or try pushing a ball with her nose or nudge your leg? If she can't or doesn't like to, she may prefer a paw, especially on heavy doors so that may be an alternative too.

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  22. @supernaturalbc2008 great video! I can get my dog to target the tape on the door like a pro, but she will not push on it to close it. And if I wait for the behavior before she gets the treat she will just stand there or walk away. She has a very short attention span. It doesn't seem to matter what treat I use either. Any ideas?

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  23. @Soda241 Start retraining back where she can do it and slowly take a step back each training session (say set of 10 reps). If she can't do it at any point, work just below that distance for awhile until she can. Keep asking for more. Proof it by sitting in a chair nearby, then move the chair further away. Stand sideways to the door, changing your position a little every 10 reps until you have your back to the door. Be creative. You can have some fun with this one!

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  24. She close it pretty well even without treat, but she wont do it unless we are watching her, How do i get her to do it, without me standing over her?

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  25. Keeping the doors closed will also prevent this from happening.

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  26. @LeynaN This means you haven't trained it to stimulus control: the only time he would do it was when you gave the cue. Or there is some sort of reinforcement in it for him. What might that be? If you can figure it out and remove it, the behaviour will stop.

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  27. @BluntLoveXx Try it with a cleanly washed hand and mark just before he touches your hand. That way you are capturing the nose touch instead of the lick. Timing of your marker is key for this! You can also restart by turning your hand around and have him nose target the back of your hand. He is less likely to lick that, especially at the beginning. Later once he understands what you want, you can alternate turning your hand around (or not). Donna

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  28. @supernaturalbc2008 Thank you so much! 🙂

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