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Location, Location, Location – 1/3/2015 – #thevolunteeringhorse

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In real estate, the oft-quoted axiom is, “The three most important things about real estate are location, location, location.”  The same is true for clicker training.  Almost.  They may not be the three MOST important things about clicker training, but … Continue reading

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Marker, Shmarker! What Difference Does it Make? 12-3-14

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My dog, Sophie, does not like to have her feet touched.  Therefore, she does not like having her toenails trimmed.  I’ve tried shaping her to offer a paw and my handling of said paw.  I’ve tried just feeding her while … Continue reading

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Making Strides – Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 5-27-14

Sophie and I are continuing on our program of loose-leash walking and she’s really doing very, very well. The last few days that we’ve been out, the weather not only has cooperated, but so have the distractions.  Either there weren’t … Continue reading

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Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 4-19-14

Sophie is getting really good at this and I’m happy to report that we made it all the way to the neighbor’s driveway today.  That’s perhaps 100 feet from the end of my driveway.  We didn’t have to do figure … Continue reading

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Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 4-17-14

Sophie is continuing to improve even to the point of being off leash on my driveway when I go to get the mail or the morning newspaper.  When we first start out near the farm gate, she is right by … Continue reading

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Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 4-16-14

Sophie and I have been out a couple more times since the last post on this topic. I did notice that she does really well as long as we’re still in/on my driveway.  Once we make the turn to the … Continue reading

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Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 4-8-14

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Sophie and I have been working on loose-leash walking lately.  Today was our fourth practice (I think).  The first two times, we just went the length of my driveway once and back home.  The driveway is about 200 feet long, … Continue reading

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Sophie in the Shower, 4-15-13

This is the last bit of a 15-minute session of training Sophie to get into the shower stall for a bath. I variously use luring, targeting, shaping, and long, drawn out jack pots to get what I want. Sometimes I … Continue reading

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Sophie in the Shower, 3-31-13

I did two shower sessions with Sophie today. In the first one, I had to backtrack a bit and toss a couple of treats and lure just a bit. Then I could wait a little and go for shaping. Again, … Continue reading

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Sophie, the Foster Dog

Thursday, March 28, 2013: I planned to give Sophie another bath today. Actually, I’ve planned this for the past several days. The last effort a couple of days ago ended when she didn’t even want to come into my bedroom, … Continue reading

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