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 I hold the rewarding treat out in front of him so that he has to reach and step again to get the treat.

In the beginning I stood a little beyond him along the fence line; but as soon as I could, I backed up so that I was several feet away from his side, but very slightly in front of him. I also needed to get him past the gate because he seemed to get stuck there. He stays away from the electric tape but not the gate! 😀

At the end, you can see that he kept walking even though I’ve clicked him. And apparently the flies were rather bad.

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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