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Only place I am still having trouble is on walks since Ringer gets so excited to see other dogs still and I haven't found any good info on using a clicker to train an alternate behavior.
Ringer needs to work on his heel with giving you 100% full attention.  Walk talk to him, click reward.   When you are walking you can click to calm.  If he knows the clicker, as soon as you see a dog, click reward.  Walk, wait 5 seconds, click reward say good boy, praise whatever but keep clicking every 5 to 10 seconds and reward until the dog passes.  

He will hopefully realize that the reward (super yummy treat) is WAY better than the dog.  

Here is what I consider a perfect heel.  This is Renee's boxer pup Anje -  I am working my way with Hanna to get her like this -  Almost there,   Renee has been a big influence and help in my training process.   I would be ever so lucky to have dogs trained like her -

http://www.workingboxer.com/files/AnjeH ... 071024.wmv
I figured I would start a new thread on this instead of hijacking the original.

I'll try the clicking to break through.  I was worried about doing that just because I didn't want to reward the bad behavior (pulling to get to the other dog).  I would love to find a clicker trainer in the area so I can learn better than just what I have read.
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You click and reward any moment that you dog take focus on the other dog and you.   Even if its a half look.   Anytime something breaks his concentration, you mark it (click) and reward.    

Before you even try the walk with other dogs, do this at your house.    Anytime you call Ringer and he looks at you mark and treat.   Do it all the time so he knows whatever you do when you call his name he is looking at you.   Then take him into a setting with more distractions.  Do that same.   I use "LOOK" and when I do that, both my dogs look at me, I click and reward.  If we are walking, and I see a possible distraction, I say "LOOK" they focus on me, I dont have to click anymore since they know it but when you are training, immediately click when they look at you, praise and keep walking.

It will take some time.
 

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8O can i do this with Isis? JOKE..she'd look at me like uhmm ya what do you want? you know i have no idea why you are clicking i cant hear it..weirdo lady

sounds awesome though...id love to be able to do it..let us know how it goes Dan..sounds great !
 

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I bet you could do it with touch or maybe a hand signal that always means good job. I'm sure Isis is always looking at you anyway so having to train that part is moot.
 

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I think with a deaf dog the vibration collar comes into effect maybe the same way as an indication as a mark of correction?   Not sure, but do know its a helpful training tool as well as hand signals.
 

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There are many ways to teach loose leash walking with a clicker; the Training Articles section at www.clickersolutions.com has a number of suggestions - one of the methods discussed there is Penalty Yards, which is explained in detail here:
http://www.clickertraining.biz/nopull.htm

This is more commonly used for aggression, but if the dog is so distracted by other dogs that it tends to 'disconnect', you can do 'open bar' training to start; basically you shovel food at the dog until it gives you even the tiniest bit of attention, and then you click/jackpot!  So, you see another dog, "the bar is open" and food is rapid-fire fed to the dog; as soon as the other dog is out of sight, the bar is closed.  This helps the dog associate the other dog with Good Things from You, and he'll soon be offering you attention as soon as he sees another dog.
 

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Newcastle\";p=\"83106":1gie7ed4]There are many ways to teach loose leash walking with a clicker; the Training Articles section at [url="http://www.clickersolutions.com said:
www.clickersolutions.com[/url] has a number of suggestions - one of the methods discussed there is Penalty Yards, which is explained in detail here:
http://www.clickertraining.biz/nopull.htm

This is more commonly used for aggression, but if the dog is so distracted by other dogs that it tends to 'disconnect', you can do 'open bar' training to start; basically you shovel food at the dog until it gives you even the tiniest bit of attention, and then you click/jackpot!
 

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Tried opening the bar the other day and Ringer couldn't have cared less.  He stayed down and took treats from me but never took his eyes off a beagle that passed and as soon as the beagle barked, Ringer went crazy.  I had to put the (not so) gentle leader back on to get some more control until I can convince him that watching me and waiting is a better option than playing with every dog, leaf, duck or goose.  
Strangely enough, he doesn't care about people walking by so much nor does he care about dogs behind fences.
 
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