'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, 14 August 2012

Tricky T-Day: Close the Door.

We've been working on this for a while. I indicate the door to be closed by pointing at it, as well as giving the verbal cue - I want her to eventually be able to close *any* door, and there's no way I'd be able to remember a dozen or more different cues, one for each door!

2 comments:

Sara said...

Good job Lola!

I love tricks that can actually be useful!

Chris and Ricky said...

Yay Lola!! Fantastic door closing!