This was a short, 15-minute session today, working with the trailer again. The truck engine was off this time, but otherwise the same as yesterday – back door open, side door open, no butt bar, parked by the barn.
He did have some “trouble” staying on the trailer, but as soon as I broke up a Stud Muffin for targeting his boat bumper, he seemed more inclined to stay on the trailer. 🙂
Then I played with walking back and forth and clicking and treating him for staying on, or targeting. Then I started touching his hock and clicking and treating for staying still and on the trailer.
Then, as I was kind of running out of treats, I started to aim for backing off. He stayed on the first time so I ignored that, did not click it, but did reward him for targeting. Then I tried again. He responded this time, although a bit sticky about it.