Monday, May 2, 2011

Our First Doggie Dancing Training Video!

As you probably know, Beryl and I have entered a Doggie Dancing With The Stars competition being run by Honey The Great Dane.  It's going to be lots of fun for competitors and spectators alike I think.  And I'm so happy because I've finally chosen some music, yay!!

The most complex thing Beryl is going to learn for our Doggie Dancing Debut is to 'march' and we started learning that on Saturday.  She is VERY left handed so the first thing I had to make her aware of is that she has 2 front feet:)  She already knew how to put a paw on something on the ground so I concentrated on clicking and treating only for using her right paw.  This video is of her second lesson which was this morning and I think she progressed very well.  I took a bit more video which I haven't edited yet and might put up a part 2 if it's worth showing:)  I've put little explanation thingys in the top left corner through the video so you can hopefully understand what I'm doing.



This is my first attempt at videoing anything other than Greyhounds running outside or my kids inside and I didn't exactly dress for the occasion:)  The second bit of video I took is better than this one as I moved the camera back a bit and Beryl doesn't get her legs cut off as often, lol!  Anyway, we've started Honey:)


And we've got time to squeak in on the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop which is hosted by Life With Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume.  Pet Bloggers rock, so why don't you have a wander around some of them, say hi and make new friends.  If you want to join in the instructions can be found on all the above mentioned blogs:)

18 comments:

4-legged Wiums said...

so clever!!!! well done you guys :)

jet said...

great video :) barbie has the same problem... and we got 'jump up' when I was trying to shape her to lift her other paw - she lifted both her paws instead of switching! So marching paws might not make it into our routine

Hiking Hounds said...

Very cool! I agree, it's a very clever way to teach her to march. Also, I like the colors that you painted your walls with. :-)

houndstooth said...

Ha! Lilac is left handed, too! She used to lay on the couch backwards.

I think teaching her to march is a really cute idea! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Sue said...

Way to go Beryl. Looking forward to more videos.

BZ Training said...

Looking forward to the results!

Pamela said...

I loved the video. Every I see someone doing canine freestyle I ask myself, "how did they teach that." Well, your demonstrating. Thanks!

rottrover said...

Nice job, Beryl - and excellent assisting, Frankie!!

akgphoto said...

pretty darn cool. I should teach Luna this as she is good at pawing targets. Please keep us updated with progress in video mode. I learn better from visuals, makes it al make more sense.
Anna
www.akginspiration.com

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Love your video edits! I am really enjoying seeing all these different greyhounds learning new things on several different blogs!

AJ of PupLove said...

Hi! Just making the rounds to remind all my bookmarked dog-bloggin' friends that the Tricks For Treats contest ends this Friday at 11:59 pm EST. Grab your video camera and get your submission in ASAP! http://puplove.ca/?page_id=365

AJ

lepawsvoyage said...

Love yr training video. It actually remind me to be to be patient with my training with my pup. Look forward to yr dancing debut.

mylittledog said...

Hiya, I'm just catching up with your blog and found this video. Very, very nice, Beryl is a little star. Good luck with the competition!

Didi

Kristine said...

This is fantastic! It looks like Shiva and I are going to have some stiff competition. Just the way we like it. :-) I hope to put our first video up this week. I love that you are teaching her how to "march", what a great idea! She obviously adores working with you.

Suzanne said...

Fantastic! Well done Beryl.

Aragon greyhounds said...

Freestyle is one sport I have never tried. Enjoy watching the videos I think Beryl likes to do "foot talk".

georgia little pea said...

that is some nifty editing work! this may be the first time i've sat through an entire clicker training vid. and how good is frankie? a dog that doesn't butt into things that are happening, especially when there are treats involved? a gem ;) xox

Kristin G. said...

I'm impressed already, but can't wait to see your routine. Go Beryl!!!

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