Atty on the Trailer with the Engine On and I’m on the Other Side, 5-15-13

This session last 31 minutes with the truck engine on the whole time. What I did in this session, was to start with both back doors open and the butt bar down, but Atty’s side door open so he could nose it open if he wanted to. The other side door was closed until I got there. I was experimenting to see what he’d do if I showed up on the opposite side of the trailer and treated from there.

The answer to that question for this first time is that he got off the trailer every time I disappeared from that side, especially once I closed the right back door. He’d get right back on, but he just couldn’t see me.

This clip is at the very end of the session. Sorry about the bad quality. Someone nosed the camera while I wasn’t looking and smeared it all up!

Anyway, at the end here, I went back to our usual ending by practicing turning and walking away a little, but clicking and treating for his staying put, especially if he targeted his boat bumper. He did very well and backed off on cue. 🙂

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About Laurie Higgins

I play with clicker training - with my horses, dogs, and cats. I also attempt to grow vegetables with the hope of one day being able to feed my family from my garden. My daughter and I are learning ballroom dancing. Well, we were. But she left me for a paying horse job, so now my husband and I are learning ballroom dancing. I'm also now helping Peggy Hogan, of Clicker Training Horses (and The Best Whisper is a Click) to teach people how to train their own horses using "clicker training".
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