Monthly Archives: February 2013

Atty in the Side Door, 2-19-13

In this session, which lasted less than 12 minutes, Atty free-loaded onto the trailer at least 10 times. In between each loading, we walked away from the trailer, although two times I tried backing him instead. After walking around away … Continue reading

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Atty and the Butt Bar, 2-18-13

Throughout this 15-minute session, once Atty was on the trailer and treated, I walked back and hooked up the butt bar. Then I walked forward and treated him some more. Then I went back to unhook the butt bar to … Continue reading

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Atty Coming Off the Trailer, 2-16-13

Here is Atticus coming off the trailer forward after backing onto the trailer using a pedestal. I really want him to go slowly here so that he can be sure of his foot placement and the use of his core. … Continue reading

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Atty Coming Off the Trailer, 2-13-13

This time I free-shaped Atticus coming off the trailer. I did not use luring but waited for him to offer me something I liked.

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Atty Needs the Pedestal

Just before this video, Atty looked like perhaps he didn’t need the pedestal anymore. So I tried it without. I think, though, that he’s clearly saying, “Hey, mom! Where’s my pedestal? You know that thing over there? I need that, … Continue reading

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Atticus Backing onto the Trailer, 2-8-13

Backing onto the trailer, today (2-8-13): He started out backing halfway on and then got off. He made it clear that he thought he should get on forward first. “Hey, mom, you know it’s easier this way, right?” And, since … Continue reading

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Atticus Loads onto the Trailer Backward, 2-7-13

After a couple of false starts, Atticus backs onto the trailer using a pedestal. I also had him back all the way to the breast bar so that he could feel it against his haunches. Then I had him come … Continue reading

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Atty, Door, and Latch, 2-15-13

We’re exploring more bits of trailer loading. Does the door closing bother him? How about the sound of the latch? How about combining the two?

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Atticus Trailer Loading Skills, 2-4-13

Atty and I are still working on trailer loading skills. We are breaking things down into the smallest parts we can think of and working on getting Atticus used to those things. Today’s experiment was interesting as usual. But also … Continue reading

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Atticus and Butt Bar Noises, 2-2-13

Okay, today, in practicing trailering skills with Atty, I didn’t use the camcorder again because IT said it was too cold to operate! That’s right, folks. The camera told me it was too cold! Well, I guess I won’t leave … Continue reading

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