Having trouble reading this email? Click here. Please do not reply to this email. Click here to unsubscribe.
March 5, 2012
Leerburg.com
Free shipping on orders over $100. Some restrictions apply. See details.
Leather Puppy Collar
Leather Puppy Collar
Save 10%
Leather Puppy Leash
Leather Puppy Leash
Save 10%
Chuckit! Indoor Launcher
Chuckit! Indoor Launcher
New!

Leerburg's New Products

Leerburg's New Products

Jeff goes over how we pick new products and reviews some of our new products here at Leerburg.

March 5, 2012 | 6 Minutes, 1 Second

Leerburg Q&A

Question: I am teaching my puppy to go in the kennel by throwing a treat inside and giving a "kennel" command. Now I'm trying to transition to giving the command and then rewarding the behavior, but now the dog won't go inside first and keeps staring at the treat. Where did I go wrong?

Hi guys,

I have purchased several of your great videos and they have been awesome. However, I am getting hung up in one area. I am teaching my new puppy to go in the kennel by throwing a treat inside and giving a "kennel" command. Now I'm trying to transition to giving the command and then rewarding the behavior with a marker/treat. Sounds simple... but now the dog won't go inside first and keeps staring at the treat. Where did I go wrong here? Thanks in advance!

Answer:

I would suggest that you rework the marker away from the crate. Your pup has been relying on the treat FIRST, which is not marker trainingÖitís luring.

Iíd go back and review bits of the food video that you have for the timing. You may want to view the marker video too, The Power of Training Dogs with Markers.

Youíve got it backwards. You donít throw the treat and then say the word, if you do it that way the word means nothing to the pup. This is a pretty common problem which doesnít seem like much to us but to the dog itís a big deal.

Also your pup should not be able to see the treat before he performs the behavior, it should be hidden inside your hand, pocket or bait pouch with your hands neutral.

Here are some older video clips of using markers to get the dog to run into the crate.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Rhodes

For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Marker Training.

 

We get a number of Q&As every week, if you would like to read this week's Q&As, click here and check out the 'Recent Questions' section!

Have a question for Ed & Cindy? Try the Leerburg Search Engine. This search engine was written specifically for Leerburg by our in house IT manager. Our search engine is specific to Leerburg and only searches leerburg.com and the Leerburg web forum. If you can't find the answer to your question by using our search engine, you can email Cindy here at Leerburg at cindyr@leerburg.com. If you have your spam filter on, make sure you set it to receive our replies!!!

Customer Comments

on Leerburg's Introducing Dogs into Homes with Cats article

I have ever owned dogs and was considering adopting a small whippet mix. I already have two 8-yr old cats, and your Q&A on introducing the two species had me scared straight.

Thank you for the invaluable information, because it is clear that my cats and I are not ready for a dog. You prevented a tragedy.

Julie

Leerburg's Video on Demand
Leerburg's Video on Demand Tutorial

 

 

Leerburg's Video on Demand Tutorial
6 Minutes, 0 Seconds

A tutorial on how to use Leerburg's Video on Demand program. We cover the basics on navigating the website, finding free and paid videos, including troubleshooting issues that you may stumble upon. We want you to maximize your experience here on Leerburg's Video on Demand and take advantage of the features we have to offer.


Leerburg Webboard | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | New Items | Video on Demand | Unsubscribe from Newsletters


To unsubscribe from this newsletter, OPT OUT (click here).

Prices valid until Sunday, March 11th, 2012 at 11:59 pm central time.

If you have a question, email us at cindyr@leerburg.com.

Copyright Leerburg® Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. US Copyright Link. By accessing any information within Leerburg.com, you agree to abide by the Leerburg.com Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Please do not reply to this email address.