In this session I’ve discovered that Atty is not really proofed on the cue – he offers the behavior off cue and he’s sometimes quite slow about responding to the cue. I switched to shaping the wait yesterday, rather than relying solely on extinction. Extinction can cause frustration in the animal and, in Atty’s case, he basically quit.
I thought I’d be able to build on yesterday’s seeming success. But even though I started at a shorter wait time than where I finished yesterday, Atty was still offering behavior which I then had to wait on for it to extinguish.
This clip shows that he has stopped somewhat out from me and I have to get him engaged again. We did end on success, but there is more work to be done.