Atty on the Trailer as it Moves, 5-20-13

In this session which lasted about 10 minutes, I’m by myself with Atty on the trailer – no husband to release the parking brake. That means I have to do it myself, so the plan is to let him load with the engine already running, hook up the butt bar, close the back doors, but leave the side door open as before. Then I’ll go do the truck work once, come back and treat him, ask him to target, click and treat, etc. I did this five times. On the last one, I turned the engine off. Then I went back and opened the back doors, came up front, CT’d, and targeted. Then I went back to unhook the butt bar and ask him to back off on cue. He did this perfectly. You can see his head come up and his weight shifting back, but he did not move a foot. There was no mushy manure to indicate his being over threshold. 🙂

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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