I did two shower sessions with Sophie today. In the first one, I had to backtrack a bit and toss a couple of treats and lure just a bit. Then I could wait a little and go for shaping. Again, once she got all the way in, I’d jackpot slowly and then throw one outside for another try.
She started to get the idea of coming all the way in, but there was at least a delay to the count of three waiting for the hind end to come in. I tried treating less on the longer delays, but that didn’t seem to help. In fact, the wait got as long as a count of ten before the hind end joined us. Then I noticed a yawn and realized she was getting stressed, so we finished that session.
In the second session, she started right away coming all the way in. Then there started to be a slight delay. I went for a total of ten trials, but decided by the end that that was too many. Maybe only five next time. 🙂