Thursday, April 16, 2009

How do you teach a dog to bare it’s teeth?

Ok I have a question for the experienced dog trainers (trick trainers), or someone experienced with animal acting. Although I welcome all ideas.

I want to teach my dog to bare her teeth, not be aggressive but just show them on command to look aggressive for the camera. She has a role in a film (which was partially shot this afternoon) and her character is supposed to be aggressive. She was chosen for the part. I have been training dogs for years and I’ve always discouraged any aggressive behavior. My husky is the sweetest thing and amazed everyone on set with her willingness and intelligence (after we cut, she actually went right back to her start position to repeat the scene).

I am wondering if there are any methods for a dog to bare teeth. I was thinking of using tape, which is how I taught her “cover your nose” because she wrinkles her nose when the tape tickles her and wipes with her paw to remove it.

It’s not mandatory that she shows her teeth, but it would help.

How do you teach a dog to bare it’s teeth?
You could try rubbing some peanut butter on her top gums. She might move her mouth in the correct position that way.
Reply:Try peanut butter up under her top gum--I remember when I was a little kid-my dad would give our dog a piece of bread with peanut butter on it-as a treat and just to get a laught cuz of the way the dogs mouth would look while he was eating it! It was cheap entertainment!
Reply:With a couple of my GSDs, I can get them to bare teeth by tickling their nose by scratching at the front of their top jaw, just behind their nose.

I would suspect, as my dogs do, that yours will associate the command and hand movement toward the face before eliciting the response at first. But, I think the hand movement could be removed as a cue by immediately rewarding with a food treat as soon as the dog shows signs of %26quot;snarling%26quot;. Then, work toward the command-response-reward method that I suspect you typically use.

The peanut butter idea may help get the action started if the tickle itself doesn%26#039;t work. But I%26#039;d think there%26#039;d also be way too much licking. Again, just what I%26#039;ve seen from my dogs.

Some dogs may just try to turn away vice sit facing you as you tickle their nose. Assuming your dog has food motivation, you might get around this by holding a treat close/far enough away that it holds the dogs attention while you tickle but the dog doesn%26#039;t assume it can lunge for the treat.

Best of luck!
Reply:That is a hard one! I have only been successful with one of my dogs. My aussie mix grins. It took much work with showing all my teeth to her and saying %26quot;smile%26quot; at the same time. When I started I would pull her lips back and say %26quot;good smile%26quot; when they were in the right position. It took about two weeks to get it right. Very cute! Now I just have to say %26quot;smile for mom%26quot; and I get all those pearly whites and a big wagging tail, too.
Reply:You can visit .It provide you with the most popular and easiest dog training Guide


No comments:

Post a Comment