How to Train a Poodle : Teach Your Poodle to Recognize Her Name

Hi! I’m Melanie McLeroy with Taurus Training
for Expert Village, and today we’re going to talk about training dogs. Let’s train
this standard poodle how to pay attention. You see, it’s early fall in Austin, Texas
and the squirrels are everywhere, so Aida here is having a really hard time acknowledging
that I even exist. Now, standard poodles in general are wonderful dogs. They’re considered
non-sporting dogs, although they can be gun dogs. They’re great swimmers and good retrievers,
but for the most part, people get standard poodles because they’re very bright, very
loving, but they’re also very lively, so they need a lot of exercise—and the squirrel
just took off, so we’re going to definitely have a challenge on our hands here teaching
Aida to pay attention. I’m going to start off with a yummy treat in hand, let her know
I have it. This means that there’s no chance of me working with Aida to teach her to pay
attention until that little squirrel gets out of the way. If she’s not even attending
to the treat, I’d be setting her up to fail by trying to work with her all at this point.
Okay, the squirrel is out of the way, Aida finally looked at me and acknowledged my existence,
so we’re going to start working on how to teach this standard poodle to pay attention.
Let her know I have the treat, I’m going to lead it up to my eyes, Aida good, very
nice, okay. All right, so we have to have her attention, we’re going to start working
on the name game. I’m going to say her name, and then when she looks at me and acknowledges
that she’s deferring to me and waiting for a cue about the appropriateness of behavior,
I’m going to mark it and then give her a treat. Remember, we want our treats to be
random. Now, if you have not looked at the other videos on building relationships and
how to give commands, please do so before you proceed further with your standard poodle.
Aida, good, mmm. So I’m going to wait till she’s distracted, now I need a squirrel.
Now this is an example of a dog whose really food motivated, so I’m going to hide the
treats, distract her a little, let her see the dogs over in the play yard may be, Aida
good. Now there I had to actually use the treat as a lure to get her attention up to
mine, and I’m going to completely ignore that jump. If we reinforce our dogs for jumping
even by pushing them away, that’s the positive reinforcement. Aida, giving her a little help…
uh-oh Mr. Squirrel is back. …good, excellent that was a really good example of how to get
your dog to pay attention when she’s not. Be patient. This takes some time. Aida good,
excellent. See when there are not too many distractions around, it’s not too difficult,
Aida good, so given the number of distractions, we’re going to end with that success and
go on to teach her how to sit.

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13 Responses

  1. K D says:

    poodles are not gun dogs

  2. TheZ4Me says:

    Wow you're an idiot. Read up on the breed before you start talking off at the mouth.

  3. 54spiritedwill54 says:

    That looks like my dog xD

  4. Mighty Spider says:

    OMG is this women serious? This dog is NOT respecting up her at all!


  5. Bridget B says:

    Haha, wow. You don't wait until "conditions are just right", unless you are just starting. What a gimmick… I think I'll find another trainer thanks.

  6. Brigitte Kang says:

    Sorry to say this but Expert have to give some proof that it works.

  7. Alex Bostic says:

    that's a very pretty dog

  8. stargazer209 says:

    literally i was laughing you didnt teach her anything!

  9. Jojo Olmeda says:

    thanks it works!!!!!!!

  10. cero815 says:

    Now I am remembering the Simpsons:
    There is an episode, Bart has to teach his dog. In one occasion he says: "go away, smell the backside of the other dog!" (I saw it in German, so I don't know what he really said in English)

  11. Carleighc1 says:

    my dog ready knows her name

  12. Jessica Hollgarth says:

    A little info for those saying a poodle isnt a gun dog…..the word "Poodle" come from the German word "Pudel," which means "one who plays in water." The "Poodle clip" was designed by hunters to help the dogs swim more efficiently. They would leave hair on the leg joints to protect them from extreme cold and sharp reeds. The hunters in Germany and France used the Poodle as a gundog and as a retriever of waterfowl and to sniff out truffles laying underground in the woods.

  13. The Bee Squad! says:

    Standard poodle

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