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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GROUP

A place to discuss things happening in Southern California.

Location: Southern California
Members: 281
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Doodle Romp Sunday Sept 27th

Started by Carolyn Shusterman. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, and Clancy on Thursday. 1 Reply

Doodle Romp and Brunch Sunday Aug. 23rd

Started by Carolyn Shusterman. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, and Clancy on Wednesday. 33 Replies

IT'S BACK - Doogie Poolooza in Ontario, CA.

Started by Jolene, Sassparilla & Josie. Last reply by Jolene, Sassparilla & Josie on Thursday. 24 Replies

Looking for fun dog friendly things to do in California????

Started by Jolene, Sassparilla & Josie. Last reply by Jenny and Cooper Aug 22. 7 Replies

Anyone from Pismo Beach or Santa Barbara area?

Started by Jenny and Cooper. Last reply by Jenny and Cooper Jul 13. 5 Replies

COME ON DOWN. KICK OFF TO SUMMER!

Started by Nancy, Ned, and Clancy. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, and Clancy Jun 28. 14 Replies

San Diego Beach Romp

Started by Helga, Nimbus and Sierra. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, and Clancy May 4. 48 Replies

San Diego Doodle owners

Started by Helga, Nimbus and Sierra. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, and Clancy Apr 7. 1 Reply

Boarding in Los Alamitos, Long Beach, HB area

Started by Eric. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, and Clancy May 7. 5 Replies

Doodle Romp?

Started by Helga, Nimbus and Sierra. Last reply by Helga, Nimbus and Sierra Mar 31. 3 Replies

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Comment by Carolyn Shusterman on July 13, 2015 at 11:23pm

Jolene, That's an excellent example of "The secret to training is to be consistent."  Our two get to be on the bed with Arnie until I come to bed and tell them "Nightly nite" then they would go to their own beds.  After weeks of this they began to jump off the bed before I even came into the room and I wondered how they knew.  One night it dawned on me that the very last thing I do before going to sleep is brush my teeth with the electric tooth brush.  They heard the electric tooth brush and went to their own beds. That's when I learned our dogs weren't mind readers.......although some times I still wonder about that.  

Comment by Jenny and Cooper on July 13, 2015 at 9:05pm

LOL!  That's too funny.  :)

Comment by Jolene, Sassparilla & Josie on July 13, 2015 at 4:42pm

We use STOP for our girls, I found myself yelling that when they'd get too close to the street so on our walks I holler STOP as we approach the curbs, they are required to sit when they hear STOP before crossing the street.  Still a work in process but I've discovered it's not a word I use daily unless I anticipate danger for both dogs and kid!  I've even hollered at my daughter to stop it and we look over and the girls are sitting pretty! lol

Comment by Jenny and Cooper on July 11, 2015 at 9:17am

Carolyn, Nancy, and Rosemary, thanks for the clarification.  I think I should start using the word "stay" when I put Cooper in for a nap.  I usually just say "go take your nap" and close the play pen.  I think I will use both so he will learn the word "stay", also to mean you're not going anywhere til I let you out! lol  I shall start practicing! :)

Comment by Rosemary (Ro) and Enzo on July 10, 2015 at 6:01pm
I do basically, the same as Nancy. WAIT, is for when we all exit or enter the door, and she must wait to be released to enter or leave ,as well. This way, no one is being knocked over by her exuberance. :p. Or WAIT, while open the back of the Jeep, and she is not allowed out until I give her release words of " All Done". STAY, is when she is in a sit-stay or down- stay.
Comment by Nancy, Ned, and Clancy on July 10, 2015 at 5:17pm

I use "Wait" when I want the dogs to stop and freeze - I use this when I am going up and down the stairs in our house or walking out the door to the back yard.  I use stay for when I put them in a place and want them to stay there. Someone told me to use the different words for when you release from afar or when you go back to them and release, but It doesn't matter what words you use or how you might mean them differently than someone else, just that you mean for a command word to do a certain thing.

Comment by Carolyn Shusterman on July 9, 2015 at 6:42pm

Jenny, Use the word you feel most comfortable with.  Both mean the same thing.  They stay or wait until you release them. The secret to training is to be consistent. 

Comment by Jenny and Cooper on July 9, 2015 at 6:30pm

Carolyn,  I always get confused with "stay" and "wait".  I find myself using "wait" a lot more often than "stay".  Stay is for longer period right??? I guess I should start practicing "stay" more often. 

Comment by Carolyn Shusterman on July 7, 2015 at 4:43pm

Jenny, Your question is the most frequently asked.  First you each your dog the meaning of "STAY" by using it a lot.  Stay before getting their dinner, stay at the door before going outside, stay in the kitchen before being invited into another room and so on.  We have been taking photos since the doodles were days old, so they are very accustomed to the routine.  For the 4th of July photo with 7 dogs I had help.  We had to keep saying "STAY" and readjusting the glasses that would fall off...then taking lots of fast photos.

Comment by Jenny and Cooper on July 7, 2015 at 3:33pm
Thanks Jolene! Cooper's coat is more wavy now than when I first got him at 8 weeks. :) I guess I don't know better but playing fetch looks like a quick way to get them tired without US having to run around and pant afterwards. Lol

Gwyn, Maggie is sooo cute! Thanks for sharing the pics. Maggie sure looks like she loves her ball! Ok, well if I can get Cooper to love it at least half as much I'll be happy! lol He seems to enjoy it but I think he enjoys the fact that he gets his favorite treat afterwards. :) if we throw the ball without a treat, he'll (1) just look at it and we end up retrieving the ball ourselves OR (2) run to it, sniff it and then leave it. Lol

Carolyn, thank you. Everything is new learning experience! I found out that cheese is top on his favorite treats so now I only use it to play fetch. He also loves the "Cheese Please" treat! :) I'll be sure to let you know when that day comes...when I get to leave the cheese in the fridge ;) BTW, your 4th of July pic is just adorable!!! How did you get all of them to sit still for the pic, and with sunglasses too?!
 

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