Originally Posted by Mutt Farm
Originally Posted by campingshaws
Don't shup at all! If I didn't want suggestions, then I wouldn't ask. I value the experience that everyone has, and it's so nice to ask and get answers instead of constant googling!
Now, questions: lead means the 15 ft training leads? All my leashes are 4ft.
Ignoring a moving object is going to be so hard with his duck training. That will be really good. He already makes eye contact all the time, like constantly.
I thought about using the mouthful of feathers that he brought me as the bait object, or taking him to where they all are in the woods. The things he didn't ignore today when I said "leave it" were a pile of possum bones and the tires on the chicken tractor.
He's such a big dope and had that big doofy grin when he brought me those feather.
He was so confused. And he's being really squirrelly tonight... he marked twice in the house and kept jumping on top of the kennel instead of going in.
Anyway... I need to get replacement batteries for our shock collar. It's pretty old. The previous owner said that Ben knew when he was wearing it, so that should be easy. He's a smart boy.
Lemmie digest and chew on this. Yup 15 ft lead. He is confused, as he was rewarded for bringing feathers. Lotsa work on leave it to make it fair. Don't want Ben to know he's wearing the collar unless you want to teach him to not grab chickens only when he is wearing the collar. Read back?
I don't think he would've been rewarded for only bringing back feathers, but probably sent back out.
Right, the collar. I guess I meant that he'll pay more attention? I don't know. If I fake him out with lead taped on maybe he would listen better. I won't do that... I'm looking into a better collar system because ours is cheap. I don't know if it even has settings?
I'm ahead of myself. I've got work to do before the collar comes into play.