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Bekah

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  1. Yeah, it's hard to describe things over the internet But thank you all for your help!! You guys are awesome, and guess what!! Yesterday she sat the first time I asked her!! I gushed over her so much, I'm sure she thought I was nuts. I will have to keep an eye on this looking up issue, I hope there's nothing medically wrong. I don't think there is though, because she was throwing her ball around yesterday, and seemed fine. Thank you all again for your advice and comments!!
  2. Wow I didn't realize I was 'desensitizing' her! I should have, but I didn't think of it. Thank you guys for pointing it out to me, it seems obvious now I read that idea to get her to look at me somewhere else too, but I'm having trouble finding something she likes enough that she'll follow to my face. I'll have to try 'the good stuff.' I've never really watched to see if she looks up. When I think about I can see her standing, and she doesn't really raise her head like my other dog does, but she does look up to watch birds. She likes to stir up killdeere (or however you spell that) I'll watch her now, and see. Do you think it's something in her back or neck?
  3. Um... Not really any other bad behavior. Her recall is really good, and she likes to come see me. If I get down to her level she'll look at me, and even lick my face and everything, she just doesn't like to look up at me. I've known her since she was 2 and there's been no abuse or anything like that since then, but I'm really not sure if something went on before that. She's a good dog.
  4. *So sorry! I posted this on the wrong board last night! I didn't mean to, I'm sorry. Hopefully it's in the right place now.* Hi, I'm a new poster, but I have been a lurker for a while. But I have a question and I was hoping you smart! people could help me out? I'm working with this dog, she's about six now and has had very little consistent work. Once upon a time she used to do as she was told, but no one's worked with her in so long that she doesn't any more. But now I have a problem, because she only does it if she feels like it. It takes me about 3 minutes of coaxing to get her to sit down. I *know* she knows it, she hasn't forgotten. And once I get her going, she's really good! She'll sit until I give her the release, and if I get right down in her face so she's looking me in the eye, she'll sit right away (which is another thing, she will never look at me! She won't follow a toy to my face, she won't acknowledge I've spoken, I have to get right down in *her* face before she'll look at me) So anyway, I figured it would just be a matter of getting her back into the habit of doing what she's told. So when she does finally sit, I praise her a lot, and throw her ball for her, all of which she loves. So I thought if I was consistent enough that she'd pick up again that sitting when told= nice things. But it's been weeks now and I'm beginning to get frustrated. I'm still standing there saying 'Sit. Sit. Sit. Flick...Sit. Sit. Sit.' for a few minutes, and often resorting to tapping her hips to remind her that I'm not just white noise. How can I make 'sit' fun? How do I get her to want to do it? She likes to please me, and she likes to be loved up and petted, but it's like in her mind, sitting down isn't worth it! Now I'm worried that I'm going to get frustrated and I know that won't help her at all! Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks for taking the time to read this!
  5. Okay, I'll do that. Should I just repost it?
  6. Hi, I'm a new poster, but I have been a lurker for a while. But I have a question and I was hoping you smart! people could help me out? I'm working with this dog, she's about six now and has had very little consistent work. Once upon a time she used to do as she was told, but no one's worked with her in so long that she doesn't any more. But now I have a problem, because she only does it if she feels like it. It takes me about 3 minutes of coaxing to get her to sit down. I *know* she knows it, she hasn't forgotten. And once I get her going, she's really good! She'll sit until I give her the release, and if I get right down in her face so she's looking me in the eye, she'll sit right away (which is another thing, she will never look at me! She won't follow a toy to my face, she won't acknowledge I've spoken, I have to get right down in *her* face before she'll look at me) So anyway, I figured it would just be a matter of getting her back into the habit of doing what she's told. So when she does finally sit, I praise her a lot, and throw her ball for her, all of which she loves. So I thought if I was consistent enough that she'd pick up again that sitting when told= nice things. But it's been weeks now and I'm beginning to get frustrated. I'm still standing there saying 'Sit. Sit. Sit. Flick...Sit. Sit. Sit.' for a few minutes, and often resorting to tapping her hips to remind her that I'm not just white noise. How can I make 'sit' fun? How do I get her to want to do it? She likes to please me, and she likes to be loved up and petted, but it's like in her mind, sitting down isn't worth it! Now I'm worried that I'm going to get frustrated and I know that won't help her at all! Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks for taking the time to read this! Edit: Did I put this in the wrong place? Should it be on the other board?
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