That's interesting. Never tried it myself, but then I've never had a pup that didn't know his name by the time he was big enough to eat a treat.Best way:
Get a clicker and some treats. Have the dog with you, click, treat. click treat, click treat. Now the pup knows click means treat.
Now, say pups name, raise your treat hand to your eye so pup will look up at your face: immediately click and treat. say pup's name, hand to your eye, pup looks at you, click treat. Stop after 2 or 3 minutes and repeat 3 or 4 times a day for 3 days.
Not only will dog learn that the name is a good thing, but will learn to look at your face when pup hears name.
Is that note written in English, French or Canadian Gaelic? What is the language of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever?For Tollers, we write it down and give it to them to read. Actually, this works best if you write the name on a scrap of paper and attach it to the food bowl where they can see it.
As a practical matter, there's no shortcut. Just repetition.
As a rule, I do not like to depend upon "the dog figuring it out" if "it" is a particular response to a cue. For my dogs, I want them to turn their attention toward me when I say their name, so I do pretty much the same as Jennifer.That's interesting. Never tried it myself, but then I've never had a pup that didn't know his name by the time he was big enough to eat a treat.
edit: 5 stars???? Really?