My helper was the newspaper delivery boy. I hired him to help me. Kids don't deliver papers anymore so now it's a little harder.
For the dog playing keep away with dummy, there are two solutions. Either will generally work:
1. Take the dummy out of the equation and give the dog a number of reinforcements for coming to you. Take him for a hike and periodically call him to you and give him a treat. Make sure it is a high value treat to the dog. Obviously the reward will not be a dummy. You can also increase the treat value further by making sure the dog is hungry. After 30 or 40 high value reinforcements for coming to you from various distances and various locations, add the dummy back in. You can think of the dummy as simply another distraction level.
2. Find a large area, far from automobiles and throw the dog a dummy. When he picks it up, simply turn and walk away from him. Keep walking until he catches up with you. Keep your mouth shut and make no noise. That activity simply tells pup where you are. It may take 40 yards or it may take 100 yds, but pup will look up and see you leaving and come find you. When he arrives, take the dummy (with no movement toward him) and tell him thank you for the nice delivery to hand. Wait a second or two and then give him a treat. I have never had to do the walk away act more than three times with a dog to have him coming proficiently with dummy in mouth. Many people tend to interpret these instructions as walk away 30 feet and then stop and call the pup. The correct process is keep walking silently until pup catches you, then while you are still walking in the same direction, reach down and take the dummy.
Here's the way I approach "keep away". Make it a non-issue. ;)
"Here" first...then "Fetch"
Polmaise postedRobert, I'm somewhat underwhelmed by Rugby; however as an Anglo Irishman living in wildest Wales I have a foot in many camps and can turn my coat as the situation demands.;) The village pub is as you might expect, a hotbed of the Taffia.Quote:
The recent Five nations results must have you 'cockahoop' and feeling positive ?:grin:..
If I could trade England's Grand Slam for ten points for the Villa, Wales can bury 'em at The Millenium with my blessing!
You think that's difficult to interpret, just wait until me and crackerd get going in our native dialect, Brummie. What follows may not be fully clear at first reading because I've had to delete all the expletives which in Brummagem serve as punctuation marks.:rolleyes:
'Islot am orlrite but weem agooin dowun the suff. The Toffees stuffed the Baggies Sarrerdy, burrit do marrer, theym saefe. The vanilla am in the browun stuff.
Gorrit? 'Tae 'ard. This am we http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Villa.svg.png Un thissens issn. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Albion.svg.png
Last sentence is Deutsch.
Darrin, don't you sleep?