May 16, 2014 at 1:48 pm #2249
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.
*to be notified by email of replies in this forum topic please check the box below your reply.May 23, 2014 at 2:34 pm #2254
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.
DeniseMay 27, 2014 at 10:30 am #2273May 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm #2274
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.May 28, 2014 at 4:51 pm #2275
Your Lesson 1 quiz has been graded. You can hover over the grade to view comments.June 9, 2014 at 12:14 pm #2281
Hi, Denise. Just checking in to see how things are progressing. Please post an update.June 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm #2282
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.
DeniseJune 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm #2283
Looking forward to it!June 15, 2014 at 2:53 pm #2340
Here is a short video of Elle and truffle scent – the session went on longer than video!
Sorry it was cut short!
DeniseJune 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm #2341
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!!
DeniseJune 16, 2014 at 8:26 am #2342
Hi Denise. I’m excited to see your videos. They are marked as private. Can you please change the settings to “unlisted”?
KristinJune 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm #2344
Ok try them now!
DeniseJune 18, 2014 at 9:59 pm #2352
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!
June 25, 2014 at 7:36 am #2356
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?
DeniseJune 25, 2014 at 8:59 am #2358
Try them now. Should be fixed.
Your Lesson 2 quiz has been graded.
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