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Diamond’s Journey, 5-29-17

There always something.  Something else to train.  Something else to add to the list.  Sometimes those things are completely different from each other and sometimes they’re easier versions of something else. My list keeps growing. Stationing:  Pedestals and Mats Multiples: … Continue reading

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Diamond’s Journey, 5-25 and 26-2017

5-25-17 I’m already forgetting everything Diamond and I did together  on the 24th, the 25th, and the 26th.  But I have to some video from the 25th to remind me.  We worked on several things, including halter shaping, ears up, … Continue reading

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Diamond’s Journey, Day 1 – 5-18-17

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Recently, I was asked if I would foster a horse for someone and I said, “Yes.”  I agreed only because I was asked by someone I knew through social media and in person. To be honest, had I just run across a … Continue reading

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Ollie, Splitting the Environment, Body Awareness, and Impulsion, 5-10-16

Many of my blog posts have been updates on the boys’ training.  This is one of those.  But it is also related to the “Lumping and the Environment” series because Ollie and trailering skills is what got us to look … Continue reading

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Lumping and the Environment, Part 3

In my last two blogs, I talked about lumping and the environment – how I woke up to the phrase and how it made me look at what I was already doing with a fresh perspective. In this blog, I … Continue reading

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Lumping and the Environment, Part 2

What does it mean to “lump the environment”? Most of us who practice “clicker training” already know about splitting the behavior into smaller pieces when shaping a new behavior.  What would be easier than this behavior?  Was that a tiny … Continue reading

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Splitting and Lumping and Reinforcers and the Environment

I’ve been working with Ollie on his trailering skills a lot lately.  His challenges, as I may have mentioned before, are quite different from Atty’s.  Ollie’s have more to do with generalized fear and anxiety.  He’s afraid of air, really.  … Continue reading

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Ollie and Trailer Loading and Teetering

On the trailer loading skills front, I’ve been working more with Ollie than with Atty lately.  Atty seems to be pretty solid on the loading part.  What I need to work on with him is having the trailer move and … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills with Ollie, October and November, 2015

Near the end of October, a month after the bunny hop episode, I started working with Ollie and pedestals.  I happen to have two – one a bit shorter than the other. One of my goals was to use the … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills – Ollie 9-22 and 25, 2015

By this time Ollie has had at least seven previous sessions where I’m trying to shape him to get on the trailer while standing at his head at the back of the trailer.  We are pretty  much at a stand … Continue reading

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