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Get “In” the Basket Session III

January 26, 2013

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  This was pretty easy to train, in three sessions, i eliminated an x-pen surrounding the basket that limited Ellsa’s space/environment. I’ve added verbal and visual signals, added distance, movement and additional signals. This was all accomplished by using her dry Canidae “All Life Stages Kibble” as treats/rewards instead of feeding her out of a […]

Shaping or luring, which training method was faster?

January 24, 2013

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Goal behavior “get in basket.” I first tried shaping, giving her time to figure out what I wanted without any help from me, except using c/t when she volunteered behavior moving toward goal. The training session was over 30 minutes and she never completely got in the basket and stayed. I used some prompting tossing […]

Ellsa learning fetch and retrieve even with distractions

January 24, 2013

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  Watch Ellsa learn how to be cooperative while learning fetch and retrieve here http://youtu.be/MZrXsH_N7uQ

Training Ellsa

January 17, 2013

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This series of videos are meant to show how I’ve chosen to work with Ellsa, as an individual and foster dog, housed and cared for full-time in my household. Teaching Ellsa alternative behavior to jumping Teaching Ellsa an alternative behavior to jumping will possibly prevent her from becoming a recycled rescue/shelter dog. Jumping is a […]

Distractions, dealing with reactive group member

January 12, 2013

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  Sometimes the environment offers great opportunities to make one’s point! The adolescent dog was actually a bit better than before I stopped, went back inside to get video camera and set up the demonstration. On the other hand, even though she is still a bit reactive, she does calm down simply by ignoring her. […]

Ellsa [foster dog] learning to tolerate a vacuum!

January 5, 2013

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This was not a training session nor a purposeful intention to desensitize this dog to the sound of a vacuum. She just had her nails trimmed and my intention was to clean up the trimmed nails. What i noticed was how good she is getting simply ignoring her earlier vocalizations and behavior. Previously she would […]

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