This page belongs to my partner and best friend, Foster. Foster is a mixed breed dog that I adopted from the Orange County Animal Shelter in Santa Ana, CA. in 2005. People often wonder what type of breeds are in him. You can take your own guess, but he definitely has some Schnauzer in him, and maybe a little long haired Dachsund in the face.
Foster is a pretty smart dog, and will show you the potential that just about any dog has that is adopted from an animal shelter, humane society, or rescue group. Enjoy!!
FOSTER MAILING A LETTER
TRAINING A DOG TO GO TO A MARK
|This is a video of Foster mailing a letter. I have been training dogs a long time now and I must say that this is probably one of the most difficult behaviors to train. This one behavior is actually called a chained behavior. This means that it contains more than one behavior (a chain of behaviors). Actually this is a combination of nine behaviors.
|A lot of people ask me how we train animals for movies, TV shows, and commercials. The best way to tell you is to SHOW you. This is a behavior we call "training a dog to go to a mark". We teach the dog to put his feet on something large and stay there. Once that is trained, we simply begin to make the object smaller, and change it into different things the camera sees as natural.
FOSTER WORKING TOWARDS CAMERA (From Outtake)
FOSTER WORKING FACING AWAY FROM ME
|Here is something that was an outtake, that we decided to put up on the website.
|One of the most difficult things to teach a dog!