So last night I started working on the stay and come comands more. Blitz know is sit/stay ok cuz I make him do it in the driveway when I go get the mail sometimes. Blitz also know come pretty good cuz we have not had a fenced in yard and he needed to learn that pretty quick. When we moved I had to borrow and e-collar to help remind him of what come meant cuz he was to involved with discovering the new yard, but after a couple uses he was back to listening and we have stopped using the collar. Donner really hasn't been taught anything but sit and wait for his food to be set down. He comes when I call Blitz most of the time and if he doesn't we just call him useing happy voices and a squeaker toy. I am about at the point to start using the check cord to teach him come.
Last night I was having both dogs sit and stay and I would walk around the corner and wait a second (making sure they stayed), I was also careful to only say sit once and stay once (this is hard!)...then I would tell them to come. They did very good with this, a couple times I had to reset them and not say the command again.
Then I wanted to test Blitz. So I had them both sit and stay. Then I would call Donner by saying "Donner, Donner come" (my official come command is saying their name twice and then come), Donner would come (I had treats) Blitz would sometimes try to come so I would have to say "Ah-Ah!" and he would sit back down. Then I would call Blitz to come.
My question is because everytime I said "come" both would want to come. If you have multiple dogs do each get their own word like one gets "come" and the other gets "here"? Or will they learn their name? I know Texas Belle has mentioned training in front of each other starting with one in the kennel and then going from the kennel to a stay while workign the other dog....Do you ever get to where you work them both at the same time and they know when you are talking to them and not the other dog? I have never had more than one dog so I just don't know what to expect or really do. I know right now they are very young to expect them to know this well, and I was just seeing what Blitz listened to if it was his name or the command and it appears to be the command....