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THIS BOARD WILL BE DOWN FOR A LITTLE WHILE. NOT SURE WHEN. I NEED TO DO UPDATES ON IT.
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IT COULD TAKE ANYWHERE FROM AN HOUR OR MORE TO A DAY. LOTS OF WORK INVOLVED IN IT.
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Re: Beaker

Postby pat » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:43 pm

love the newest pictures also. had me laughing (which I certainly needed) after I seen beaker lay down on a walk. :lol:

maybe have pua lead the way, from the looks of the picture of pua and beaker from august, beaker will walk where ever
pua goes (of course following right behind her) :lol:
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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:26 pm

Yeah Beaker loves the anteaters. Glad he could help cheer you up.

I've been in a photo taking slump but here's Beaker sitting like a weirdo. He likes to sit on his butt instead of with his feet under him like a normal dog. He does this on the floor too and not just in blanket piles.
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I looked over all the dog whistle options and am going to get a fancy Shepherds whistle so will need to teach myself to use it before teaching him stuff but it looked like the best option in case I want to keep going and doing more commands after the initial needed ones.
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ImageBeaker on the cat tree by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

ImageBeaker profile by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

ImageBeaker in the shade by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Beaker loves Hyzzie. He checks on all her old lady moles and helps clean her up.
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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:48 pm

I was gifted this toy for Christmas last year and Beaker promptly stole it. It's his favorite.

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Re: Beaker

Postby Ash » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:13 pm

Aaaw. He's so cute with the toy. :) I love his sleepy expression.
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Re: Beaker

Postby pat » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:17 pm

such adorable pictures. I just love your beaker. I love his toy, matches him.
looks like that is his buddy. he looks so darn happy. of course, I know all your animals are happy,
after all they they have a super mommy who shows them love, and mommy gets love back.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:25 pm

Thank you. Yeah he's a velcro kid.
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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:39 pm

Got some clickers for training when the fennec gets so here tried them out on Beaker. He thinks the click is a punishment. He hates anything that clicks or dings or tinks etc. Trying to at least desensitize him to the click but can't help laughing at him as he starts to cower at the site of a treat tin anticipation of the click. That's not how it's supposed to work buddy.
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Postby pat » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:15 am

TamanduaGirl wrote:Got some clickers for training when the fennec gets so here tried them out on Beaker. He thinks the click is a punishment. He hates anything that clicks or dings or tinks etc. Trying to at least desensitize him to the click but can't help laughing at him as he starts to cower at the site of a treat tin anticipation of the click. That's not how it's supposed to work buddy.


:lol: oh well, guess the clicker don't work on all animals. However, beaker is special.
funny you mentioned that, I was going to ask the members what their dogs do when they hear a horn blow, or a door bell ring.
mine go nuts. all the dogs I have and had barked and carried on when they heard a horn or door bell. even a dog barking on TV.
does Beaker do that?

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Re: Beaker

Postby Ash » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:35 pm

Poor thing, haha. :lol:

I'm sure he'll get used to it. ;)
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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:27 am

I think it's not going to work out
https://youtu.be/22XIGGD8EII
He was slightly better with milk. milk is what he loves most. But to him the click is punishing. Maybe could work him out of it with lots of milk but it seems kind of mean. Maybe find a different noise.

Hyzzie doesn't hear much any more. In the past Quasi and Hyzzie would bark at door bells.

Beaker knows if it's our car or the UPS truck outside but he doesn't bark.
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Re: Beaker

Postby hecate » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:04 pm

The bridge signal doesn't have to be a clicker. It can be any unique signal the animal can perceive. Marine mammal trainers use whistles, deaf animals and fish have been trained using a light flash. I've used fingernail tap on the glass for snakes. The signal just has to be brief so it accurately captures the behavior, and needs to be distinct from ordinary background noise and conversation.

Snapple and baby food caps are still a click but much softer. Those little round squeakers that breed handlers use to get expression in the ring could work, too. Some horse trainers just use a tongue click/cluck or a specific word, although they lack precision and can result in the animal misunderstanding which behavior is being reinforced.
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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:51 pm

I kind of used a squeaker with Pua but it was more of an audio target. She learned to come or follow the squeaker for her treat. Never worked outside the home though. Exploring was more of a reward to her then than any treat.

I can make a pretty good squeak noise with my teeth so I'm contemplating that. I hope to always have my teeth with me :) But may need to practice a bit to get it to always sound about the same.

I suppose if I really wanted to desensitize him starting with really soft clicks and trying to work up slowly would be the way to go but better to just use a different sound I think. He even jumps back when I break a biscuit. I guess if I had stopped to think about it I should have known a clicker would be a bad idea in his case. Provided some humor though. I had made one tongue click at him awhile before the video while he took a treat and he ran from the room and when he eventually cam back he kept shivering and looking around paranoid for a long time. He doesn't seem to mind fireworks though.
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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:03 pm

The one plus of this issue is I can use the clickers for aversion like when Beaker tries to steal Hyzzie's food. Dude's on a diet due to bladder crystals.
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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:39 pm

Was in the kitchen making a snack when the swinging lid to the trashcan swooshes back and forth like someone just tossed something in there and is really swinging back and forth, and I'm like "okay..." Then Beaker comes out of my room to see what I'm up to but he freezes part way across the dining room and cowers down looking in my direction and I'm like "what?" And he just looks at me totally freaked out. "So there's a ghost in here with me then?" And he starts to kinda crawl backwards. "Dude, seriously?" And he turns tail and runs back into my room. "Gee thanks I feel so safe now."
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