Monthly Archives: January 2013

Atty Learning About Butt Bar Noises, 1-30-13

At someone else’s suggestion, I decided to rattle the butt bar while Atty was outside the trailer and give him the opportunity to sniff and see what was making the noise. Notice that at the first rattle at 00:00, Atty … Continue reading

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Buzz and His Ear, 1-30-13

I worked with Buzz on his ear again today. He just HAD to roll in the mud before we could work though! He’s had a very large scab on his ear and it’s mostly falling off, so I cut off … Continue reading

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Atticus Offering Backing onto a Pedestal, 1-29-13

This is the last few minutes of a 15+ minute session where we practiced backing onto a pedestal with all four feet, both uphill and downhill. Uphill is backing toward the trailer and downhill is backing away from the trailer. … Continue reading

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Atticus and More Backing onto a Pedestal, 1-28-13

The first part of the session where he backed his hind feet onto the pedestal and then got off. I was trying to do as little cuing as possible and wait to see what he offered. Two sessions ago, he … Continue reading

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Buzz Ear Targeting, 1-19-13

Here’s the last minute of our session today. He’s doing well and is now letting me lightly touch the injury site.

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Atticus Backing Front Feet onto Pedestal, 1-17-13

This is the last minute or so of Atticus practicing to back his front feet onto a pedestal. I wanted to really focus on his exploring his foot placement and being careful about it. The session lasted about 20-25 minutes.

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Buzz and Ear Targeting, 1-17-13

Buzz and Ear Targeting: This is the last 2-3 minutes of today’s session. I tried to slow way down now, as I get closer and closer to the injury. I put my hand up and wait for him to target … Continue reading

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Atticus Backing onto a Pedestal with Front Feet, 1-16-13

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Buzz Ear Targeting, Day Two, 1-16-13

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Buzz Targeting His Ear to My Hand

Buzz skinned the back top half of his left ear. I’m now in the process of training him, through clicker training, to target his ear to my hand so that I can clean it up and apply medicine.

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