Monthly Archives: June 2013

Atty and Full Trailer Loading Chain Compressed, Session #92, 6-28-13

Today’s session was supposed to be easy and short. I was just going to work on backing onto the pedestal near the trailer and not load onto the trailer at all. Atticus had other ideas! The trailer was already open … Continue reading

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Atty and the Trailer when it Moved, Session #91, 6-27-13

This clip is of the last 4 1/2 minutes of a 15-minute session. All elements of the session were the same as yesterday – the truck engine was on and the rig was by the compost bin. We did our … Continue reading

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Atty Cliff Notes on Trailer Loading, Session #90, 6-16-13

This clip is of the very last three minutes of an 11-minute session. This shows the behavior fully formed – get on, butt bar goes up, doors close. Then the reverse all in one go – back door opens, butt … Continue reading

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Atty Trailer Loading Skills, Session #89, 6-25-13

Today’s session lasted approximately ten minutes. The only thing changed was the location of the truck and trailer – it’s now down by the compost bin again. Yesterday, I thought he was a star and he ran through the behavior … Continue reading

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Atty and Pickles!, Session #88B, 6-24-13

This is the second part of today’s session, practicing backing out on cue. Once I got him staying nicely on the trailer (See Session #88A), it seems he got a little stuck! That’s okay. I’d rather have that than having … Continue reading

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Atty Staying on the Trailer, Session #88A, 6-24-13

Today’s session lasted a total of about 18 minutes. He got on right away and stayed on about 3 1/2 minutes. This clip, in regular speed, would be about eight minutes long. In one sense, it’s really boring which is … Continue reading

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Atticus and Trailer Loading Skills, Session #87, 6-19-13

This is another review session like Session #85. I was hoping that we’d be able to put the butt bar up on the next session after #85, but Session #86 was in a thunderstorm. That meant backing up again to … Continue reading

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Atty Trailer Loading in A Thunderstorm, Session #86, 6-18-13

I was going to up the criteria myself by building on yesterday’s session and see if I could get the butt bar hooked. However, Mother Nature had other plans. This clip is of the very last bit of a session … Continue reading

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Atticus and the Trailer, Session #85, 6-17-13

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Atty and Forward Motion, 6-14-13

Today we played with training forward motion without pressure. This is the last two minutes or so of a 22-minute session. We started with clicking and treating one step, then two, then three. I also treat for position, so that … Continue reading

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