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★ TALKING STATUES COLLECTION ★
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12x18 Print Giveaway! 🎁
In the spirit of the Christmas season, I’m giving away a 12”x18” print of your choice to one lucky winner.
How to Win
1. Follow @tylorreimer
2. One entry per friend tagged. Tag as many friends as you’d like.
The winner will be announced on December 22nd!
As You may have seen I spent many hours to answer direct messages yesterday that piled up while I was travelling and busy doing behind the scenes stuff.
I still have a lot open concerning my training methods... Ninja was not easier, than any other husky.
In fact Esther, where I got Ninja from warned me that he was lazy and naughty, he"d only know how beautiful life can be... "Just like You!"... "Please what?!?!" 😆
Ninja found it cool to go on hikes with me, but totally ignored me outside... He was having fun.
A trainer told me many years ago, that I am too boring... Why should a dog pay attention to me? So with that in mind I no longer gave Ninja food as a regular meal.
Instead I used the food on our hikes whenever paid the slightest bit attention to me. Sometimes, I stopped walking, threw a pellet to the side and looked at it... It may have taken 5 minutes but eventually he was curious enough to check out what I was looking at... I hid pellets in the bark of trees, threw them into tall grass, digged then in... and within a short period of time he knew that it pays off to watch what I am doing... and to cooperate.
Additionally I did handfeed Ninja... Each day for tricks... I had to find new tricks to teach... and eventually trained him in quiet places outside... then at busy places... then at busy places with distraction... I taught him impulse control by lot letting him eat certain treats and allowing others... So he learnt to pay more attention to me 😊😊
The method I use is positive reinforcement and marker training...
It was not an easy start. It was frustrating, especially at the start... I was in over my head, I was impatient, expected too much...
But I continued the training, every day... and eventually started to understand him and Ninja started to cooperate... all of a sudden it worked well as I noticed that we bonded... it became fun and we both enjoyed our daily ritual...
I am no dog trainer and can't give you advice on how to train YOUR dog... but I am certain, if you read about positive reinforcement and marker training and advance the training in little steps of 5 minutes a days you will likely see some results...
This photo just made it to the front page of Reddit, so I figured it might be time to post it here also!
One of the best sunrises of my life, Swiftcurrent Lake, @glaciernps. The storm was so strong that it knocked me over and broke the eyepiece on my camera, but I would go back in a heartbeat and break another camera if it meant seeing this again.