'Not only is punishment risky, but it also fails to teach the dog an acceptable alternate behaviour. The dog does not learn what to do the next time he is in the same situation. He only learns to fear the situation.' Emma Parsons, Click to Calm p73

Thursday, 14 April 2011

List of Lola's Cues

Last updated: 29 May 2011

Number of cues known at time of last update: 41.

Alphabetical Order
'Ball' - find and retrieve ball.
'Bang, bang' - roll onto side.
'Blitz' - leap into arms/on knees.
'Come (Here)' - return to speaker.
'Counter' - go counter-clockwise around object to place-mat (treibball cue).
'Crate' - go into crate (and lie down).
'Down' - lie down.
'Drop' - release x object in mouth.
'Find Your Sister' - find and target Jess with paw(s).
'Go By' - go clockwise around object to place-mat (treibball cue).
'Hairbrush' - retrieve hairbrush.
'Hit It' - target gym ball (treibball cue).
'Jump' - leap over agility jump (agility cue).
'Leapfrog' - leap over Jess' back (with Jess laid down).
'Leave It' - don't approach/eat/touch x object.
'Meerkat' - sit up on haunches.
'Move' - move out of speaker's way.
'Off' - get off of x object.
'Okay' - general release command.
'(Get) Out' - leave the room.
'Paw' - target offered hand with paw.
'Peekaboo' - walk between speaker's legs.
'Piggyback' - leap onto back.
'Place' - go to mat and lie down.
'Pup up!' - specifically; jump onto lap when speaker is seated.
'Release' - cue to end 'stay'.
'Ruff' - vocalise (bark, growl or "aru").
'Sit' - sit.
'Stand' - stand on all fours.
'Stay' - remain in position (until permitted to 'release').
'Target' - target end of t-stick with nose.
'Take A Bow' - bow.
'Take It' - take offered object.
'Tick Tock' - spin clockwise.
'Time Travel' - spin counterclockwise.
'Touch' - target offered hand with nose.
'Tug' - cue to grab offered item and tug it.
'Tunnel' - head through tunnel at closest end (agility cue).
'Up' - get onto x object.
'Wait' - wait for further instructions/don't take x object or go x place (yet).
'With Me' - walk at speaker's side whilst maintaining eye contact.


(Defining "known" as will perform under zero to minor distractions at a rate of at least 90 percent.)

3 comments:

Sara said...

What a long list!!!! I should make a list of what Oreo knows. I wonder if it would be this long?

YOu and Lola are doing great with your training.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

That is an awesome list of cues that Lola knows! Wow - you are doing so great with her!

Sophie said...

I'd love to see Oreo's and Ricky's lists! I bet they'd be a lot longer than Lola's.