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Quick question...I've been teaching Lola to do a full turn, turning both ways. Kevin and I have been debating which command is right, erm, I mean correct. When Lola is facing me I tell her to turn right, as in my right (her left), but Kevin thinks she should turn to her right (my left).

LOL obviously this isn't a huge dilemma because right now she is turning based on my physical cues, but I'm wondering if SM can settle this for us. Hope my post hasn't been too confusing :HistericalSmiley:

Thanks ladies (and gentlemen)! :blush:
 

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I think I might be misunderstanding. You mean turn as in she's standing straight and she turns to face a different way (either left or right?). Not sure which way I would go with that. I think you're better off teaching it to her from HER standpoint, since that way if you're on a walk (you'd be facing the same way), and you can say the cue and she'd go the way you want, rather than having to switch it to the opposite...if that makes any sense.
 

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Do you mean that you are teaching her to turn as in "spin" like a trick? If that is what you mean, in my own opinion I would have her spin to your left, ie: toward HER right.
 

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Bisou does this when I say "turn" and 'swirl' my finger around..she turns/spins towards her left which is my right. That's what she probably did naturally anyway..so I think it just depends on which is the most natural way for yours to spin.
 

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Thanks ladies. She's actually spinning both to the left and the right depending on which way I turn my finger. Kevin and I were arguing about whether I should say right turn and have her turn to my right (her left) or if I should say left turn and have her turn to her left (my right). But I think the spin and turn verbal cues are better and will cause less confusion to people. Never thought of that. :)
 

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I would do it to the dog's right and left for the reason of it being a useful command for me in the agility ring LOL For everyday life it doesn't much matter so long as everyone is clear on what each cue means.
 

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I would do it to the dog's right and left for the reason of it being a useful command for me in the agility ring LOL For everyday life it doesn't much matter so long as everyone is clear on what each cue means.
Thanks Jackie
 
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