Trailering Skills, Session #133, 1-15-14

Today, Atty and I did some more practice standing on the trailer while I walked away. I’ve done this in the past, way in the past, but it seems to need to be worked on some more as it has broken down lately. I did much of my practice with him with the side door open and having him stick his head/nose/face out to see me which I clicked and treated. Then we started working with the side door closed. Then when we went back to having the side door open, he started backing out when I walked back. So now I’ve changed his job to targeting even if I walk to the back. I would also like to get a little duration, but it’s not paramount.

I’ve also asked him to back out on cue, but also to wait for the cue to back.

Here’s today’s video:

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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