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Feeding For Position, Redux Times Two, 4-23-15

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I’m still working with Sophie to be able to stand on four pods, one pod for each foot.  I thought I had the two front feet pretty good and started trying to work with the back feet.  It was very … Continue reading

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The Matching Law. It’s Not Exactly Like Matching Socks.

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There are a couple of things I’ve recently been trying to train Sophie to do.  One is scratching sand paper to trim her nails (here) and another one that’s newer is getting her to stand with each front foot on … 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 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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Atty Coming Off the Trailer, 2-13-13

This time I free-shaped Atticus coming off the trailer. I did not use luring but waited for him to offer me something I liked.

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Atty Needs the Pedestal

Just before this video, Atty looked like perhaps he didn’t need the pedestal anymore. So I tried it without. I think, though, that he’s clearly saying, “Hey, mom! Where’s my pedestal? You know that thing over there? I need that, … Continue reading

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