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anonymous asked:

Recall tips??

I AM SO SORRY for your 19 day wait anon, if u even around. I’m really sorry, I just get so busy and I wanted to give u a nice thoughtful write up and then…life????

Here is some shit I suggested to @pointy-pup a bit ago

tldr; try to practice it multiple times a day. just randomly call ur dog and then have a party with preferred reward (toys, treats, praise, squeaky voice etc)

  • when they resting in another room
  • when they cant see you
  • when they clearly distracted by a smell in ur house
  • turn it into hide and seek
  • expand it to ur front yard or some fenced yard with minimal distractions or long line + harness
  • start taking it to other places. UR NOT DRILLING THIS OK, just let them walk along doing their thing THEN suddenly call…then 5 more minutes doing their thing, THEN SUDDENLY CALL
  • slowly build it up to them being distracted by things, but start when they naturally looking ur way
  • use happy excited voice!! always! do not bother with serious HERE voice for this, this is ur excited party recall and u want it to reach into the very fibre of their being and have them running to u before they even finish hearing it. ur tone, ur enthusiasm, they matter. u will look like an idiot but ohmygod when u recall ur reactive dog from a strange dog that approached her it is WORTH IT
  • try to touch their collar. just treat and collar, treat and collar, so touching collar = good thing, not the fun is ending. u can do this exercise separately.
  • separate to all ur COMMAND practice, randomly reward them checking in on you. just looking at u. could be treats, a game, praise, going over to sniff something - whatever it is u think ur dog would like that moment. u want them to look at u more often, just good skill to have.

Remember, this is built on repetition, practice and reinforcement! and nothing gonna be 100%, keep an eye on ur environment and try to anticipate “bad” distractions - and call your dog BEFORE they notice the distraction


here’s the shitty bit.

do this couple of times every day for a couple of months. ur dog will get better and faster. dont give them opportunities to run off until a couple of months in, breath, go somewhere safe and not too distracting and only recall when u think the odds are good or preventive measure (ie a potential distraction u noticed first). reward…then let them go back to doing the thing they were doing.

after that couple of months, you can dial back…and u won’t lose points for skipping a day here and there.

don’t expect 100%. strive for it, aim for 99% and acknowledge that 1% of the time it will be out of ur hands. keep working at 99%. vary it up, put ur own twist on it as u work out what works best with ur dog. do touch ups as needed (the grounded incident last year lmao)

e.g here is me, playing some game with thistle. i try to do this game once a week…at dog school…with all the other dogs around…because this is an environment i really want to reinforce turning on the dime to me. this game doubles as a reward, cause she gets to chase and bite the treats.

that’s my high prey drive low impulse control didnt know shit when i got her at 1 year old rescue. 2.5 years later with lots of work, not so bad, hey? we’ve got some crittering issues, sure, and i still need to manage carefully…but i take her offlead to bushes, reserves and even some less populated city parks. with all that training and reinforcement, comes freedom and fun!

and she still blew me off a bit later for what turned out to be week old abandoned steak ;) win most lose some

and here is us playing actual hide and seek. ive started doing it with thyme, on easy level (just standing in a different room/behind objects) to build reinforcement in the desire to find me when he cannot see me!

tldr tldr i believe in you anon! and in pointy-pup! some dogs need more work but keep at it!

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lmao long time no draw??

I’m working on my webcomic currently but here’s a few doodles I’ve done of the main boy, Owl. I scrapped Simon’s old design and renamed him, so technically they are the same, but different.

Ta-daaaaaaaaaa! 

I have revealed my true and final form to everyone. Greetings, I’m Bika and this is me. The one who runs this blog and completely been bombarded by Guardians who are smooth as silk when filling my inbox with love. From what if you date me and call me babe if you date me kind of stuff because everyone deserve to be loved. Even you, who are reading this.

As for my hair, it has two colour. Red and violet blue. Sadly, the colour has fade. And yeah, I place stickers on my Controller due to that my lil bro use my PS4. It came from a bundle if I buy 2 games which I did. 

Enough of that, I hope you guys are happy that I pulled down the curtains and show you this. 

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excuse me while I watch this video, for the millionth time because I broke the replay button.

Selfie and Free Screenshot Edits!! 💛

I’ve grown quite a bit on this blog (for me anyways) and want to get closer with my friends I made on here and the FF community!

So thought everyone should know who’s behind Trista Meioh!

I also want to give away some free screenshot edits to 3 people! I’ll pick from whoever reblogs/likes this at random. (Examples of some of my edits below.)

Reblogs can include your selfies too, I want to meet all you!

Close up character faces are my favorite to edit btw! 😊

I will announce the 3 picked blogs on November 1Oth. 🍁

Goodluck!

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