Sunday, 13 February 2011
Dogs - Physical (Lola):
Height: 10 inches.
Length: about 12.25 inches.
Dogs - Training:
> Lola's 'find your sister' is going great--though it's no longer just targeting Jess' muzzle with her own. We're at the point where she has about 90% accuracy (though not from cold), and will run to and jump at Jess from the other side of the room.
> We've been working on Lola's fear of her crinkly cat-tunnel, and she'll now run through it (working on putting that to cue; it'll be good to get her used to that little tunnel, so she can charge through, before we do any work on agility) a lot of the time, though she does sometimes still put a paw in and leap back as if shocked.
> I spent today's food (most of breakfast and dinner) for Lola working on shaping something new: Lola biting my finger. It sounds weird--it's at odds with teaching her not to bite--but I think it might help in having her let me touch her muzzle/mouth whilst she's 'working.' After a five min session this morning, she was readily nipping/mouthing at my finger; after tonight's session she was taking my finger in her mouth, though chewing it a little. There was only one time when she bit my finger--this morning, accidentally--but since then she's had quite a soft mouth, even when excited. It might be a good idea for me to do it a couple of times a week, to help get her to be/keep her relaxed about my hands near and on her mouth, and to help promote no nipping.