Vintage Dog Training and Performance: Jay Sisler
January 7, 2012 7:56 PM Subscribe
posted by vers (22 comments total)
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Positive reinforcement dog training existed in the States in the 1950s
. Sisler's dogs were trained to amazingly high performance standards using hand signals and body language with just... petting, praise and pancakes
? Aussies, maybe, but greyhounds, really?
(February 20, 1926 - July 8, 1995) was inducted to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame
Sisler’s dog act, which included (dogs) jumping rope, head stands and see saws, was a hit at Madison Square Garden, Boston Garden, the Cow Palace, Calgary and the Snake River Stampede during the 1950s and 1960s. Sisler and the dogs appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, and the dogs played lead roles in Disney’s Cow Dogs and Stub: Best Cow Dog in the West. Other film credits include Greta the Misfit Greyhound, Run Appaloosa Run and A Man Called Horse.
And these videos are really the reason for this:
(Potential trigger warning: monkeys "riding" dogs. No, I do not want to know how the monkey was held on. No, I will not debate this. No, monkey riders are not done nowadays.)
And happy Aussies with a an even happier greyhound