Monthly Archives: April 2013

Atticus on the Trailer with Ollie, 4-29-13

This clip is the last 4+ minutes of today’s session, which lasted about 20 minutes total. This is the second time I’ve put Ollie in with Atty and this time I closed the back doors. I waited a good ten … Continue reading

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Atty on the Trailer with the Back Closed, 4-25-13

Dang! Today’s video of Atty’s trailer loading practice is complete trash because the sun affected what the camera decided to focus on! It’s like trying to look at something through stained glass! šŸ˜¦ So the description is this: I loaded … Continue reading

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Atty Getting on and Staying on the Trailer with Grass, 4-23-13

Today’s experiment in trailer loading: On Peggy Hogan’s advice, since I’m working for duration for an upcoming saddle fitting trip, I fed Atty in the trailer with the door open and the butt bar down. I stayed with him for … Continue reading

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Atty in the Trailer with Door Closing and Butt Bar Rattling, 4-22-13

This is the first six minutes of today’s session where we practiced my closing the back door for 10 seconds. The whole session lasted about 15 minutes. Note that he sticks his nose and sometimes his whole head out the … Continue reading

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Atty Trailer Practice, 4-17-13

This is the first four minutes of our practice today. The whole session lasted 30 minutes and he got on the trailer a total of six times. This clip shows my closing and latching the trailer door and his waiting … Continue reading

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Sophie in the Shower, 4-15-13

This is the last bit of a 15-minute session of training Sophie to get into the shower stall for a bath. I variously use luring, targeting, shaping, and long, drawn out jack pots to get what I want. Sometimes I … Continue reading

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Atticus on the Trailer and the Door Closing, 4-13-13

This is the last three minutes of this session which was all of 11 minutes long. He loaded four times total, staying on 2 1/2 to 3 minutes each. We practiced a little standing with my turning away, but only … Continue reading

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Atty Backing onto Pedestal, 4-5-13

This is the last couple of minutes of a 15-minute session. My goal is to eventually be able to just sit on the side and click and reward for his figuring out what to do. Yes, he’s already been shaped … Continue reading

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Atty in the Trailer, Butt Bar Up, Door Closes, 4-4-13

This is the last 5 1/2 minutes of an 11-minute session today, 4-4-13. I had two goals. The first is that I wanted to hook up the butt bar as soon as he got on because that is how I … Continue reading

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Atty Backs out of the Trailer on Cue, 4-3-13

Atty is such the star! šŸ™‚ This session with the trailer lasted only 13 minutes. Before going to the trailer, we practiced backing on the transitional cue of “pickles” and a light tail hair tug. After being on the trailer … Continue reading

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