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Eddie’s commands/ Vocabulary

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Eddie’s commands
I didn’t find Eddie until he was 3 months old, but started immediately training him, as he had no training.
First was
  1. Outside; Bathroom outside he learned to use his kennel as a bathroom 😳 it took me 2 nights to figure that out, so i put his kennel outside and locked the door. He would pace around the kennel not relieving himself because he couldn’t get inside, that took a couple of days to show him where to go to the bathroom. once that was clear, I open the door of his kennel only long enough for him to get water and a treat, which change his knowledge of what his kennel was for.
He house trained in 3 sleepless night but well worth it, easier to train, then un- train where the bathroom is
  1. Here; come sit at my feet
  2. Stay; until you are
  3. Released
  4. Just a noise; at the start i would sit outside during thunderstorms with Eddie in my lap and keep him calm “ it’s okay, just a noise” so now storms don’t concern him, plus other sounds that get him alerted are handle with “just a noise”
  5. Heel; from the beginning off lease backyard with treats, heel
  6. Go Fast Eddie Go; I do have a large backyard, but the pool takes up a lot and because I was absolutely “never getting a dog again!” my whole backyard is gardens, pathways, sitting areas. Eddie need free exercise so i would trot along the pathways with Eddie close behind repeating “Go Eddie Go” he learned very fast and now at 17 months old it’s a game and a great release of energy “Go Eddie Go, Fast Eddie!” He takes off like a rocket down the paths, around the pool and garage, change direction.. around he goes and then back to me so proud of himself “ Fast Eddie!” So when I’m tired, but he needs to exercise “Go Eddie Go!”
  7. Lay
  8. Stand
  9. Center; this is a safe place if out in public and I feel the need. Eddie’s heel is to the left of me, “center” he comes around on the right side goes between my legs and sits where his butt is directly under me, if I’m sitting he comes under my legs and lays
  10. Leave it; means just that for anything, walking and a squirrel runs by, No reaction, leave it! Something on the ground, leave it! That’s mine not yours, leave it! Guests drops food on the ground, leave it!
  11. Calm; simply calm down
  12. Calm, Be cool; full intact male excitement, put it away and calm down… Eddie does understand the difference.
  13. Enough; sometimes the excitement of a situation tires to get the best of him “enough” along the lines of focus
  14. Now; just that right now, stop considering, do it!
  15. Focus; keep eye contact for commands, sometimes he wants to do what’s next before the command… focus wait for my command used mostly when we play find
  16. Find; play time, during bad weather or I’m tired, this game works his mind, which makes a big difference. “Eddie do you want to play find?” Set the mood, lay down, pick one of his many toys, ask him to smell, stay i’ll start by touching the toy on the ground here and there as I make my way through house to hide( not hard at first) hide the item. Eddie Focus, find! He loves the game, does great i hide in cabinets, closets, drawers i even Scattered all his toys in one room and put this toy in with the rest, and yes he picked that toy, dropped it at me feet and sat for his reward, if in a cabinet or closet he stands and waits for me to ask is it there and he confirms with his nose for me to open so he can retrieve.
  17. Around; i have a 30’ lease for more of a free walk, walking Eddie in a woodsy area can be difficult, i have taught him to look for me for directions. I quiet whistle for attention and a point of direction is all it takes, if a tree comes between us “come around, go around “ makes it no issue. He corrects not me. Now when we walk he’s constantly looking for me for direction and if a tree comes between sometimes he’ll correct without help. Also around mud, water, ect.
  18. Eddie have a even larger vocabulary, and Loves to communicate and understand, i love that I can take him anywhere and he’s happy and Continue to stay with the guidelines and I’m relaxed and enjoying time with him and the people around us are happy as well. Oh and when Eddie is on a leash, no bathroom unless I bring it up and give the “go to the bathroom “ command, need while traveling. This will stop a-lot of problems having a good peaceful well behaved walk.
All verbal commands.. or at least most can be done with the hand command silent !
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Oh forgot
No Sir; so now I can say Sir?! And he stops
And yes good boy!
I like to think it’s teaching not training 🤗
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Yeah, this what I was hoping for🙌
Eddie’s on his side/ play dead “Bang bang😂
He also knows
On your towel ( place) and the towel is easy to wash and travels easy. If he gets a bone, toothbrush treat, has a bath “ on your towel”
Kennel to go to crate/ kennel
Stay in yard, so when gates open he will not run out
Same for stay in house, keeps him from charging out the front door
Amd he under stands the area stay different from placement stay.
Oh and go to porch and stay for pulling car in and out, placement stay waits for release
And just watch, to keeping him from barking at passer by’s and allows him to still be on guard.

There’s more and will be more as he requires
Thank you for sharing, I hope more do🤗
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I learned “Now!” When raising two kids…
With a low firm “Now”
My last Lab Zachary was the only dog allowed the off leash time when camping and playing in the Water, thank goodness I never had to emergency call him back.
I did whistle he would stop make eye contact with me and wait for a hand signal command to either continue on or come to me Now!
lucky no problem, the world and places are different now, Eddie is never allowed off leash unless in a protected area, gated yard or house
He had a 30’ leash and loves his free walksbut by the time we’re headed back he is walking at a heel on a 30’ leash 🤗
Oh I just found the CPDT-KA training! 🙌
I’m not a Professional trainer by any means and I’m the only one that’s training Eddie’s so he’s not certified in anyway, but sometimes he’s in a mood and I’ll say “enough, lay down” and he looks at me wild eyed, tongue hanging out … almost looks like he’s smiling, trying to decide if he wants to, a firm calm now and he’s down
He knows what I’m telling him but the puppy in him say” how bout I run and you can chase me!” Im guessing… cus that never happens 😂
I did take Eddie to a trainer for an. Assessment of his behavior and my training, and his first agility training last month. He did very good for his first time on the agility Corse.
I had written down the commands I thought would be useful in her training him.
She said “ lessen his vocabulary, he doesn’t need to know that many words and as for his behavior, he’s perfect I don’t think I can help you in that area?!
I do not plan on returning to her.
I’m still planning on getting him in agility, maybe not for competition but definitely for his benefit.
Oh, I have 6 different Neighbors on my backyard fence line, two yappy Chihuahuas , bad dog & cuckoo dog, a little Princess, and a 2 others. Bad dog is just that! I hear them yelling “No! Bad dog! “ he charges the fence in a ferocious bark and growl. Cuckoo’s howling bark right along with his partner in crime. The 2 chihuahuas are yapping all day long on the fence line , plus the others.
so I got Eddie a shock collar to train no barking! Set it on buzz (buzz means No Sir)
Beep means (here) it’s worked great! And he wants it on!? 😂 it’s like he knows he needs it to behave! It’s too funny
“put it on put it on me” “ no don’t tale off, it’s mine”
He can be behind the garage and all I have to do is press a button while sipping my coffee and he comes a running and sits at my feet to see what I Want🙌
should have had them for the kids!😂 just joking down scold me or turn me in😳😂
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