'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

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Tricky T-Day: Duck.

Tricky T-Day 13: Duck.

This isn't entirely finished yet--mostly we need to work on extending the amount of time her head is on her paws/the ground. It took her quite a few sessions to learn though, as it's the only 'real' body shaping we've done so far (usually I shape to interact with other objects - I had to clear the area entirely of anything she could target).

4 comments:

Sara said...

So cute, and impressive that you did it through shaping. Oreo knows that trick, but I taught him with a lure. You have a lot of patience!

An English Shepherd said...

Good trick & nice treats :-)

Bailey said...

Talent.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

excellent!