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  • in reply to: Lucinda & Tally (access until Dec. 31, 2014) #3799
    Lucinda
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    Hi – further from my post above- we have tried to work with your pointers – removing the truffle after alert and clicking at each sign of good behaviour / persistence. We are going for a lying down alert as we thought that when she’s out in the field it will be the most obvious to me…she nose touches everything! She’s really enjoying the training so we are getting out twice a day at the moment (it helps that my husband is off work these 2 weeks). Today’s session in the wood was very encouraging – the hidden boxes (different shape to before to test her nose!) went really well and she’s ignoring the dummies almost every time. I’ll do the quiz in a moment. thanks, Lucinda

    in reply to: Lucinda & Tally (access until Dec. 31, 2014) #3798
    Lucinda
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    Hi Alana
    Here is today’s video link – I hope it works. This was Tally’s first attempt off lead by trees. I also had her usual yellow margarine pots as dummys as well as one with truffle in it. After this we went into some deeper woods and I hid the truffes under leaves (in pots) and she did really well. We are going to go back to lesson 2 and re-enforce the alert so that she gets better at lying down and waiting. Our course expires tomorrow and we desperately want to read lesson 5 before we are denied access…. Paul Thomas says our truffles should be ready for harvesting next season (we didn’t have Tally trained for this season) so we are keener than keen to complete the course. I look forward to hearing your views. Thanks, Lucinda

    in reply to: Lucinda & Tally (access until Dec. 31, 2014) #3796
    Lucinda
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    Hi
    I hope you’ve been having a good Christmas? We have been trying to upload our latest videos but it’s not working very well! Attached is hopefully a link to the latest video -it was Tally’s first outdoor session – she gets a little distracted towards the end by a treat that had slipped between the paving stones earlier. We did a few more – much better -sessions later but didn’t video them. We will try to film again later today. Best wishes, Lucinda
    Hopefully this is a link that will work…..

    in reply to: Lucinda & Tally (access until Dec. 31, 2014) #3782
    Lucinda
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    Hi Alana,
    Hopefully this link will work this time. We’ve started lesson 4 and will send you a video very shortly…. We’ve progressed to more complicated indoor box hides and have been using some different containers and locations both on and off the lead. I’ll upload later as we’re off out! Thanks, Lucinda

    in reply to: Lucinda & Tally (access until Dec. 31, 2014) #3766
    Lucinda
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    https://www.facebook.com/julie.crilly/posts/10152565206735678
    Hi Alana,
    We’ve just filmed the latest episode with Tally there are a couple of differences to our normal session – in that when she tried to sniff out the box on the table I wasn’t ready for her and didn’t click in time.
    Also, we’re a little unsure whether she’s sniffing every box and putting her paw on it in hope or because she “gets it”….
    We’re loving doing this and worried about the timescale with a full on family Christmas between us and our deadline!
    Best wishes,
    Lucinda

    in reply to: Lucinda & Tally (access until Dec. 31, 2014) #3738
    Lucinda
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    Hi Alana,
    I think I’ve managed to create a you tube account and the above link should take you to our basic box hides. If this doesn’t work I’ll have to email it to you….
    Onto lesson three …. Feeling ready!
    Best wishes, Lucinda

    in reply to: Lucinda & Tally (access until Dec. 31, 2014) #3732
    Lucinda
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    Hi there – please can you try to give me some instruction on how to send you the video of Tally and the indoor Box Hides? If I click on the little box above this text box it will only let me upload a picture – not a video. Sorry – I’m technically backward AND I’m doing it all from an ipad as our pc died a sudden death a week ago. We are replacing it but the new one won’t be working for a week or so….. We have just completed lesson two…..
    thanks
    Lucinda

    in reply to: Lucinda & Tally (access until Dec. 31, 2014) #3088
    Lucinda
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    Hi Alana,
    Sorry for the radio silence – we ran out of truffles and took a break before going back to the beginning.
    We are doing the box hides and some days this seems good and other days Tally is totally not getting the idea – please can you tell me how much truffle I should be using? I have some in the freezer and do not know how much truffle to hide in the boxes. Tally was fine on the scent implanting but a few days later didn’t respond at all – could this be because the truffle was “off”? I will send you a video – probably tomorrow!
    Thanks Lucinda

    in reply to: Lucinda & Tally (access until Dec. 31, 2014) #2864
    Lucinda
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    Hi, hooray – we made it this far!
    I live in Kent, South East England and am hoping to train Tally (half Labrador, half springer spaniel, aged nearly 3) to find truffles in our woodland – we are one of Paul Thomas’ woodland owners – and are ready to start training. I have done the Kennel Club UK bronze and silver levels but they were over a year ago now and we’ve been a bit too relaxed with training since then. tally is always keen to please and responds well but I need to concentrate on my consistency with her. We have 3 children so she’s in a busy environment and is a very friendly dog. I’m determined to get this right but am a bit of a technophobe …..
    Here goes!

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