'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

Friday, 6 May 2011

Free-Shaping Friday 1.

In order to stretch Lola's mind, I've decided to spend one or two meals a week on free-shaping. Some stuff will be shaped further and developed into 'proper' tricks, other stuff (probably) won't ever be put on cue. I'm interested to see if she gets faster at understanding what my criteria are as she does more of it.

This week is pretty obvious, but: what am I shaping in the video, and when did it click (no pun intended) for her?

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