'Not only is punishment risky, but it also fails to teach the dog an acceptable alternate behaviour. The dog does not learn what to do the next time he is in the same situation. He only learns to fear the situation.' Emma Parsons, Click to Calm p73

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

WW: Lola (on Monday).


Sara said...

Awww, she's so sweet...recovering from her operation :)

Here are the steps (from Silvia Trkman) to shape (with a little luring) the walk on feet trick:
Here are the steps:

1. lure dog between legs, reward for staying there (Oreo already knew this part)
2. click for movement of front feet
3. click for stepping on feet
4. click for keeping paw on your feet
5. click for keeping paw on foot when moving
6. add more steps

The hardest part for me was getting both feet on mine at the same time. Oreo learned one foot fast, and I used my hand and body movement to encourage the other foot when I got frustrated with our lack of progress.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Awww..poor Lola! I am sure she is feeling more like herself by now - thank goodness they recover quickly!

Sophie said...

Thanks for the outline, Sara! I'll definitely try that with Lola sometime (though maybe when she already has an idea of slightly longer tricks - ours are still quite short!). :)

She definitely is feeling better now, Ricky, though she's not happy to be on restricted exercise. Tomorrow. she's going to be allowed to wrestle with Jess to her heart's content, though. :) And then on Monday, if we get the all-clear in the checkup, she can be off lead once again!