Atty and the Trailer, 6-14-13, Session #84

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.

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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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