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More Spring Fun, 3-20-14, Trailering Skills Session #135

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Today I wanted to work on the trailer again but I also wanted to have several toys in the paddock to either start with, or come back to, or both. I took out my pedestal and put it down in … Continue reading

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Just Feeding the Chicken, 11-7-13

11-7-13, Trailering Skills Session #113 Bob Bailey: “If your criteria are too low, you’re just feeding the chicken.” Yesterday it was raining, not terribly hard, but a steady, light rain. Atty does not like rain coming down on the trailer … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Session #96, 7-22-13

Atticus and I only did a short, playful session yesterday. I haven’t worked with him in over two weeks, maybe pushing three, so I didn’t want to set my sights too high. My daughter would be taking the truck and … Continue reading

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Atty Backing onto Pedestal, 4-5-13

This is the last couple of minutes of a 15-minute session. My goal is to eventually be able to just sit on the side and click and reward for his figuring out what to do. Yes, he’s already been shaped … Continue reading

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Atty and the Trailer, Ollie and Backing, 4-1-13

Here are four videos with my boys today: I liked our session today and this clip only shows a little bit of a 25- to 30-minute session. For FIVE minutes before this clip, Atty was standing quietly on the trailer. … Continue reading

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Ollie Backing onto a Pedestal, 3-28-13

This is Ollie’s fourth (?) session practicing backing onto a pedestal. In many ways, he’s doing very well. In other ways, not so much. He seems quite nervous and worried and throws body parts and behaviors around. I’d really prefer … Continue reading

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Ollie Backing onto a Pedestal, 3-23-13

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Trailer Loading Skills Training Continues, 3-21-13

Atty decided that the hints of new grass were more enticing than the trailer today. But once he checked out every blade of grass, he was willing to think about loading, so he did and we worked on “stand” some … Continue reading

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Working the Bay Butt Boys on Trailer-Loading Skills, 3-20-13

And today’s work with the Bay Butt Boys on trailer loading skills: Atty went first, of course. He did load up right away and we worked on “stand” and my walking to the back of the trailer and touching his … Continue reading

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Working Both Atty and Ollie on Trailer-Loading Skills 3-19-13

Today I worked with both Atty and Ollie on trailer loading skills. With Atty, I’m working on duration of standing in the trailer without being tied or having the butt bar up. Peggy helped me start this on this go … Continue reading

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