Denise and Elle (access until October 23, 2014)

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  • #2249
    Alana McGee
    Keymaster

    Welcome to class Denise!

    This is the forum topic where you will post your questions and homework videos for feedback from the instructors.

    Please take a moment to tell us about yourself, your dog and your interest in truffle hunting.

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    #2254
    Denise
    Participant

    Hi Kristin!
    Thanks for understanding regarding our move. The good news is Elle (standard poodle) has lots of boxes to practice on, and the bad news is we have lots of boxes to unpack!! I am hoping to have a short video posted by this weekend as we are taking a break up at our cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains. I have bought a clicker and the Oregon truffle oil just arrived in the mail. I will give the clicker a try!!
    We started Elle with odor training at 5 months old (she is just over 2 now). She has passed birch and started on anise and we did a few competitions (3rd in car search!) but I found it stressful. We then attended the Oregon Truffle festival dog training a year ago and fell in love with the whole experience. Being outside, no stress with a time limit or accidentally dropping a reward (very bad form in competition) and the people are so much nicer. More my speed. Elle just loves looking for things, anything, deer, rats, mice, squirrels, raccoon, anise, birch, our kids, my mom…..I have to keep her busy or she gets into all sorts of trouble. She is a bit of an imp.
    Denise

    #2273
    Denise
    Participant

    #2274
    Alana McGee
    Keymaster

    Hi, Denise! Elle looks great! It’s a bit tough to see everything in the video due to the shadow, but I can tell that the initial phase is going to progress quickly for you! Great job! Since she sees boxes regularly in NW, let’s quickly transition to a different type of container so we can start having you pick up the scent source when rewarding. Anything that would give a different picture than what your NW training looks like. The reason for this is that I’m going to ask that you start interacting more with her at the source and I want that picture to look different than what you expect for NW.

    You are off and running! Hope moving is going well.

    #2275
    Alana McGee
    Keymaster

    Your Lesson 1 quiz has been graded. You can hover over the grade to view comments.

    #2281
    Alana McGee
    Keymaster

    Hi, Denise. Just checking in to see how things are progressing. Please post an update.

    #2282
    Denise
    Participant

    Hi Kristin – I have introduced Elle to truffle oil with clicker as per your instructions, indoors. She picked it up fairly fast.
    I will post a video tomorrow when my husband gets back from biz trip as I can’t do it by myself.
    HOT here!!
    Denise

    #2283
    Alana McGee
    Keymaster

    Looking forward to it!

    #2340
    Denise
    Participant

    Hi Kristen,
    Here is a short video of Elle and truffle scent – the session went on longer than video!
    Sorry it was cut short!
    Denise

    #2341
    Denise
    Participant

    here is Elle with boxes and truffle scent only – sorry about video as we are using phone until we can unpack and find our gopro!!

    and

    Denise

    #2342
    Alana McGee
    Keymaster

    Hi Denise. I’m excited to see your videos. They are marked as private. Can you please change the settings to “unlisted”?
    Kristin

    #2344
    Denise
    Participant

    Hi Kristin,
    Ok try them now!
    Denise

    #2352
    Alana McGee
    Keymaster

    She looks fantastic!!!

    Can you explain to us specifically what you are looking for when she alerts with boxes?

    You can watch the video analysis at these links. Great job!



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    #2356
    Denise
    Participant

    Hi Kristin,
    Elle doesn’t have a easy alert yet though she is starting to look a me after putting her nose to scent. She usually stays on the scent until I reward her.
    I tried to open the videos but there wasn’t anything there?
    Denise

    #2358
    Alana McGee
    Keymaster

    Hi Denise.
    Try them now. Should be fixed.
    Your Lesson 2 quiz has been graded.

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