'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

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Tricky T-Day: Smack It.


Tricky T-Day: Smack It.

A little behaviour that didn't take long at all to teach Lola - we've been working on this for only a couple of days, though I originally did 'teach' her to target different feet way back not long after she first came home, but it never really stuck. She seems to get it now, though.

4 comments:

Sara said...

That's a cute trick! Especially good for little dogs like Lola. This oculd be useful when in stressful situations as well, since it requires some focus on you....hmmmm, maybe I'll teach this to Oreo.

An English Shepherd said...

Great trick :-)

Winnie said...

Super!!

I've given you an award on my blog today if you want to pop over and have a look.

Love and licks, Winnie

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Very cute and well done!