Sit pretty and lay down, Mayzie - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Puppy Area * Do not advertise dogs for sale here*

 56Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Chasing Mayzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 243
Submit Photo: 15
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 10 Posts
Sit pretty and lay down, Mayzie

Mayzie is 16 weeks old now, and she hasn't had any more health issues. She continues to learn really well, and I am having so much fun with her. I got a video of her training today just for myself and thought I'd share. She was tired of training at this point, and I'd had to up the value of the treats to those baby puffs to get her to comply, but she did pretty well. If you see her coat is parted in the middle, it was because I am constantly wanting to see how her adult coat is going to look, ha!

https://youtu.be/JOBRoupbyfU

Her hair is still curly on top her head and because she'd had a bath about an hour before, and I still haven't bought a buttercomb for her face. Soon enough I will!

Last edited by Chasing Mayzie; 09-25-2016 at 02:50 PM. Reason: unclear pronoun reference
Chasing Mayzie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 03:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Layla's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Washington State
Posts: 426
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 12 Times in 12 Posts
She is soooo stinking cute! And what a little smarty! Thanks for sharing

Christine and Layla

Esplendor's Dulce Cancion CD, RE, BN, TKN, CGC, CGCA

Layla's Mom is offline  
post #3 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 03:56 PM
Senior Member
 
Ditto's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,185
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 14 Times in 14 Posts
Mayzie is just adorable,love the video!

Mom to Phoenix too
Ditto's Mom is offline  
 
post #4 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 04:07 PM
Senior Member
 
boomana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: S. Florida
Posts: 1,404
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 36 Times in 36 Posts
What an adorable little girl!

boomana is offline  
post #5 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 04:37 PM
Metrowest, MA
 
krandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 23,403
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 296 Times in 294 Posts
What a cute, good girlie!


Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)






krandall is online now  
post #6 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Chasing Mayzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 243
Submit Photo: 15
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 10 Posts
Thank you all...we are constantly amused by her, and I'm always grateful for the tips I learn on this forum!
Chasing Mayzie is offline  
post #7 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 05:14 PM
Senior Member
 
MarinaGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,216
Submit Photo: 7
Photo Submissions 49 Times in 49 Posts
Mayzie is such a cutie and doing well on her training. One tip I have is to not repeat the commands so much; instead, say once and give her time to figure it out. You're a great Hav mama!
Sheri, krandall, whata_dog and 4 others like this.

Jeanne and Emmie

MarinaGirl is offline  
post #8 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 06:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Heather's's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Carlos, CA
Posts: 3,649
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 88 Times in 87 Posts
Mayzie is precious and smart too!

Heather, Scout, Truffles & Sparky
Heather's is offline  
post #9 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Chasing Mayzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 243
Submit Photo: 15
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 10 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarinaGirl View Post
Mayzie is such a cutie and doing well on her training. One tip I have is to not repeat the commands so much; instead, say once and give her time to figure it out. You're a great Hav mama!
Thank you for that tip! I will implement it. I am a talker, so I tend to fill up all that empty silence with words no matter who I am talking to, ha!

Should I say "down", and if she doesn't comply just wait? Or should I say "no" and then repeat the command? I don't want her to learn to comply on the 4th time I say "down", but I don't really know what to do when she doesn't comply the first time.
Chasing Mayzie is offline  
post #10 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 05:58 PM
Metrowest, MA
 
krandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 23,403
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 296 Times in 294 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chasing Mayzie View Post
Thank you for that tip! I will implement it. I am a talker, so I tend to fill up all that empty silence with words no matter who I am talking to, ha!

Should I say "down", and if she doesn't comply just wait? Or should I say "no" and then repeat the command? I don't want her to learn to comply on the 4th time I say "down", but I don't really know what to do when she doesn't comply the first time.
If you are sure she understands the cue, you should just wait. If she doesn't do it, she doesn't get the cookie. Simple as that. Using a clicker is the best way to increase speed of response to cues.

You definitely SHOULDN'T say "no". First, "no" is so over-used that it becomes pretty meaningless to a dog... background noise more than anything else. Second, she's a puppy. (a very YOUNG puppy!) She is just learning. She is throwing a lot of behaviors at you, which is good. You definitely DON'T want her to give up and stop trying.

One more little tip... if you use very small, soft treats that don't take her so long to chew, she will be ready to follow the next cue faster, so you will be able to get more repetitions in a much shorter period... which gets it into her head much better!

If you are really interested in training her well, I strongly suggest that you enroll her in a good positive training class. Whether you do that or not, it is vitally important that you enroll her in a good puppy kindergarten class. Puppies, even sweet gentle Havanese puppies, who are not properly socialized at a young age can be very difficult to socialize later. And a well socialized dog will be a joy for the next 15 or more years!


Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)







Last edited by krandall; 09-26-2016 at 06:01 PM.
krandall is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome