sweet_ceana Posted January 18, 2007 Report Share Posted January 18, 2007 Ok, so ceana and I went and played frisbee in her park for the first time in a while(It was so cold my ears still hurt)and I brought a bag of her favorite puppy cookies so we could break up play and work on her recall outside. On our way to the park I tried to use the cookies for positive treats for good things ie.. she always has to sit when we come to a street or not pulling when she sees people. She would not take the treat! I thought maybe she was just happy to go play frisbee and did not care (I made her bring it to me w/ her leash before we left so she knew what we were going to do) When we got to the park to play she would sit in between throws, but she would not come and she would not take a cookie. I even threw a cookie to her when she sat between throws and she wouldn't even sniff it. I told her all done and went to sit on a nerby bench as she would run up within feet of me, crouch (The serious crouch not the puppy pouncing one) and then repeat from a different angle. Luckily a little girl ran up to play with her and Ceana knows not to have contact with people at the park unless I ok it so she came over to me and sat until I put her leash on for her to say hi. After she said hi I even let the girls try and give her a cookie for being polite, nope still would not take it. I know now I am going to have to get a long lead for frisbee and ball, but does anyone have any idea on ways to break things up with rewards? Her cookies are healthy and I really don't want her to think that crappy treats or people food are a good reward. Her lack of intrest in treats make me curious as to whether or not my "good girl"s have any effect either. Has anyone even herd of this kind of behavior? I really do not want her to grow into a deliquent. once we were in the house she was all about cookies and recall again. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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