Trying to get my 3 month old golden to bow (front feet to the ground and back end up). I started by using the word BOW and she started looking around the room (last weeks trick was to find the BALL). So I had to pick a different word, I chose CROUCH.
Starting with the treat in my right hand and, while she is standing, I take my left hand an put it under her belly. Here is where the trouble starts. If I use my right hand to drop her front legs, she drops correctly but instantly gets up, She quickly gets the treat, but she is smelling the treat the whole time and I don't think she is paying attention. If I swap the treat hand, I can't get the treat to her quick enough before she stand up.

How is this trick taught?
Thanks
Starting with the treat in my right hand and, while she is standing, I take my left hand an put ... treat hand, I can't get the treat to her quick enough before she stand up. How is this trick taught?

This is a really good one to learn how to shape a behavior. Its also one that tends to be learned faster with shaping than with physical placement. A fun video for learning this technique (no I have no relationship with them at all) is "Take a Bow Wow!
See
http://www.clickertrainingvideos.com /
I don't think you will use these techniques for everything, but learning how to use them is a very valuable tool.
Most training that we do uses "operant conditioning" even if we aren't aware of it. It helps to become more aware of what that is, and how it works. This will help you get away from following training recipes "First do this, then do that". Instead you will learn how to see why a particular "ingredient" isn't working for you , and fix it.

Diane Blackman
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If you've seen the video - can you give me a hint??

Thanks
If you've seen the video - can you give me a hint??

Although it is far easier to learn by watching all the information you need is available if you start with
http://www.clickersolutions.com /
http://dogplay.com/clicker.html

Diane Blackman
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Trying to get my 3 month old golden to bow (front feet to the ground and back end up). I ... hand, I can't get the treat to her quick enough before she stand up. How is this trick taught? Thanks

hello vboy,
the best way to teach dogs things is hands off.
You don't want to manipulate the dog into position. You want the dog to figure it out himself.
What you are trying to do is get something
which is halfway between a stand and a down.
This is where a clicker will come in handy, as
it will allow you to "mark" the intermediate
position as the dog is on his way down.
The trick, then is clearly defining the
difference between the d "OW"N command
which you can see illustrated here on a puppy
http://dogtv.com/kdown.rm
and the B "OW" command which will sound similar.
There are many clickeroo nuts here who will
heelp you with that.
I hope that heelps.
this is michael
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