Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Scott M

Tricks and Training-One or the Other or Both

5 posts in this topic

Have heard two opinions on the matter and wanted more. I'm busy training the dog (she is 12 weeks) in the evenings, but before I get home my wife is doing the same thing with tricks. The pup is learning roll over, jump, paw, etc. She is also learning stay, no, come, sit, and lay down from my wife which is good, but I'm concerned that the parlor tricks could get in the way of the real training (which has been sit, stay, no, come, whoa, heel, kennel, and down).

Any care to share their thoughts on the matter?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have never and will never teach parlor tricks... why occupy the precious time period of fundamental training with tricks? If she wants to teach them, I say wait until the dog is older and then go ahead and teach away... When young concentrate on the bread and butter training and leave the fluff out!

My 2 cents!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is good to have a couple of parlor tricks to make the real training even more fun. Breaks up the training

2 more cents

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's good that you're both involved with the pup, but you both should be on the same page... I never understood the reason to teach a dog to shake. I've seen a couple of children scratched pretty good from a dog that was taught the shake thing. The jump deal is bit worry-some too. Usually I've had a hard enough time learning the puppy to stay down. Yeah, I guess I'm not big on the parlor tricks, but if it keeps you both involved with the pup I think that is important too; work on tricks that supplement or compliment your training goals.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

your dog is a sponge at this age right now, and is learning how to act out for the rest of its life. you should set standards, and follow those standards, day in and day out.

example, i allow no vocalness in the training field, and the same goes for around the house.

if i were you, i would take advantage of this time to bond with your dog and teach him the things that will help him have success in the field, or on the line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • I've been getting them at Costco,  I've checked slyvee and sams but never see them.  Although one of the butcher's at slyvee says he can get them which might not be a bad idea since you can have some fat cut off before you pay per #. I picked one up a couple of weeks ago and it was about 2.80 a #, which isn't too bad yet considering bacon in the store can run quite a bit more than that.  You making bacon or doing pork belly burnt ends moon lake?
    • Excellent summer fishing.  Charters catching strong numbers.  Jig/minnow or jig/leech and bouncers with spinners with crawlers or minnows still producing walleyes. When the wind is right for pulling spinners, they have been lights out.  Walleyes being caught in varying depths, 7-31' of water.  Some shallow shorelines still producing. Pike mixed in all over the lake.    Walleyes in the Rainy River with a better morning/evening bite.  Trolling cranks or pulling spinners a good idea to cover more water. Smallmouth bass are out and about along shorelines and feeder streams. Sturgeon fishing opens again Saturday, July 1st.     Up at the NW Angle, water temps are in the low to mid 60’s. Wind blown shorelines are giving up walleyes via leeches or crankbaits along the weed line. Crawlers on a  gold and/or orange spinner are producing fish out of the mud between 22 - 26 feet. On the Canadian side, bottom bouncers and spinners have been filling the livewells outside of monument bay between 24-28 feet.  Jigging near Skeet and Kennedy Islands have produced nice sized walleye and numerous perch. Great smallmouth action in Tranquil channel and the mouth of Johnston passage. Muskie fishing picking up with high 40” class fish being caught with a few 50's from shallow bottom bays or adjacent to them.
    • Busy time of year out there so if u get canceled it is hard to rebook especially with the smaller operations. Bummer though as it can be a lot of fun if they are biting. 
    • I understand that you never really know when the Warriors are going to fall off or if they even will.  Hopefully the Wolves can make the playoffs and gain some experience, maybe teach the rest of the team how to play defense, so that in a few years we are knocking on the door and can lure in a top free agent to put us over the edge.  Its just an awful tough time to be a good team right now with the Warriors so clearly heads and shoulders above everyone else.
    • I couldn't have said it better myself pikestabber!  We have to go out there and do what we can now and not try to set up for "when the warriors are old" cuz the way the NBA is going who knows what players may join forces to set up the next "Warriors" squad.  Heck maybe the Wolves will be that next team !!  I just really love the addition of Butler and from the sounds of it we are not done yet and I am excited to see what will happen in free agency and if we could really land the likes of Kyle Lowry one of the other PG's that are hitting the FA market.  Nice to see the Wolves making moves!!
    • I would ask Getanet where to get some good ones!   Pork Belly Stinks Started by Getanet, May 1
    • So that means you ALMOST caught a fish!!   Real bummer!
    • I never use soap to clean the racks. Just put them on a hot grill for a few minutes and use a brush to get the majority off.    Hmmm, Gin flavored ham, mmmmmmmm.     
    • My local meat market will sell you one. They did for a friend of mine about a year ago. If you want to take a trip to Belle Plaine I can hook you up, but you should be able to find it at a meat market near you also.
  • Our Sponsors