Australian shepherd puppy Loke (Lp1 Kalote’s Spark) doing some tricks. Clicker training

February 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Puppy Training Video

This is almost everything Loke knows so far. =) Still using treats pretty often to keep him interested, but we’re rising criteria. His “sit pretty” is still rather unbalanced, but I guess that’s ok when you’re a puppy. ;PI am clicking him, even if you can’t hear it. For those of you who wants to try and read my blog (it’s in Swedish): It’s a good translator, but things will always get lost in translation. ­čśë You’ll have to fill in the blanks yourself and think logically. australian shepherd, clicker, clicker training, shepherd australian, klicker, klickertr├Ąning, dog training, dog, tricks, obedience, canine freestyle
Video Rating: 4 / 5


25 Responses to “Australian shepherd puppy Loke (Lp1 Kalote’s Spark) doing some tricks. Clicker training”
  1. Lina L says:

    Does he´╗┐ understand that a click= reward? That’s the first thing to teach the dog. Click, give a treat, click, give a treat several times and then try to click when he is doing something other than looking your way. If he turns around expactantly, he has understood that a click= a reward is coming. ALWAYS, even if you click the wrong behaviour. After that I always start with clicking eye contact with a new dog, that’s the foundation of paying attention.

  2. Lina L says:

    If he only wants to perform when you have a visible treat, I am guessing that you have been luring him with treats when training? For example – holding a treat above his head to make him sit. Luring can be good, but the important thing when using it is that the lure must be faded quickly, maybe used only about 3 times when training something new, then you do the same thing (hold your hand above the dogs head) but without a treat, click when he sits and then give him a reward from your other´╗┐ hand

  3. 88mrussum says:

    Hello, Loke is so cute. I have an aussie who is 5 months old. I´╗┐ have him in obidence training right now but he seems to have an issue with paying attention to me. He’s very smart but only wants to do a trick if i have a treat for him, same when it comes to sitting. He knows sign commands for sit and lay down, high five, paw. however I have to use a treat,somethin he wants. I didn’t know what you suggest. I have a clicker but never really grasped usin it.

  4. Lina L says:

    Tradition in USA, yes.´╗┐ Not in Sweden, docking is banned by law here, so aussies will keep their beautiful tails if they are born with one.

  5. joeymypup says:

    He’s supposed to have a short tail ! That’s like the Aussie tradition… My Aussie tail´╗┐ was docked

  6. Lina L says:

    Yup. Aussie-tails are docked in several countries. It’s´╗┐ banned by law to dock the tail of any dog here in Sweden, so here aussies will keep their beautiful tails. But aussies can be born with a natural bobtail also, you can read about it on the Australian Shepherd Club of America. “An identifying characteristic is his natural or docked bob tail”

  7. Hanna Holmquist says:

    Okej, thanks´╗┐ =)

  8. Lina L says:

    Den heter Peklenatruhopoa. (Jo,´╗┐ faktiskt…)

  9. Hanna Holmquist says:

    what`s the´╗┐ name of the song?

  10. 3Mudbone1 says:

    If I want any´╗┐ shit out of you I will squeeze your head!

  11. Lina L says:

    Is there anyone here that has said anything about them not being an American breed? And on what grounds can you call an entire country of people for idiots? I really don’t see any´╗┐ reason for you being hostile and rude here, it’s very immature.

  12. 3Mudbone1 says:

    Australisn Shepherds´╗┐ are an AMERICAN breed. (The original American cowboy dog. Who cares what the idiots in sweden do!

  13. 3Mudbone1 says:

    That is FALSE! I breed Australian Shepherds. PURE BRED! And they all are born with tails. I have´╗┐ them docked before they are three days old. They look better without tails.

  14. Charles Morin says:

    Wow your aussie is so amazing! So´╗┐ beautiful. Keep it going!

  15. Lina L says:

    @When he was nine weeks old.´╗┐

  16. Aussiedoglover13 says:

    when did you first get your dog?´╗┐

  17. Renayle Ssali says:

    wat a pup´╗┐

  18. TheDogsVlogs says:

    aww,´╗┐ so cute ­čÖé

  19. 503phillies says:

    I love australian sheperds.´╗┐ When I grow up I am going to get one.

  20. Lina L says:

    I hardly use voice commands/cues. The “command” for walking between´╗┐ my legs is that I put my hands behind my back like I do in the video. I don’t say anything. Then he follows me until I give a release cue or we do another trick. If you’re just about to teach your dog a trick, you don’t really need to have the cue figured out yet. You want the dog to execute the trick well before you put it on cue. =)

  21. MrAshleighoutlaw says:

    I wish I´╗┐ could hear the commands you’re giving. I want to teach my boy to walk between my legs and weave around them but I can’t think of what command to give

  22. Lina L says:

    I started training Loke as soon as i got him. =) (He was 9 weeks old then). Puppies are VERY easy to train and learn fast. I would definitely recommend someone getting a puppy to start training right away. Especially training the puppy to be relaxed in different environments, walk on different kinds of floor, ride the bus etc. As´╗┐ long as you keep training sessions short and are sensitive to your puppie’s signals, you are building really strong bonds when training together.

  23. lissamiss says:

    wow…17´╗┐ WEEKS?? Is there such thing as TOO early to start training a puppy tricks? Or is Loke just ridiculously smart? ­čśŤ

  24. Lina L says:

    Hehe, I’ve never´╗┐ taken Loke to the groomer and have never cut his hair. =) He’s so young in this video, so the coat isn’t very long yet. It’s much longer in more recent videos. ­čśë

  25. TheSarcasticSmoothie says:

    hey i love your dog he is very handsome what what do you tell your groomer when u get his hair cut….´╗┐ becasue most australian shepherd have such long hair i just dont know what to say to the groomer …

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