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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, Sessions 165-168, 9-19-2014

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For the past four sessions, I’ve been concentrating on walking Atticus around our parking area and yard. Why would this be part of trailering skills? In my opinion, I’ll need behaviors in place for offloading in strange places.  There’s no … 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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Trailering Skills, Session #123, 12-2-13

Yesterday, I set things up to be exactly as the day before: After breakfast, treats including Stud Muffin in the hay bag in the trailer, ask Atty to walk out with at liberty, through the paddock, paddock gate, and to … 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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Atticus and Trailering Skills, 6-3-13, Session #77

Fantastic Day! Wowie zowie! Hot dog! And Hallelujah! 😀 Can you tell I’m really happy? But boy, do I wish I had video of this! Still waiting for batteries! The plan, such as it was, for today was to have … Continue reading

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Atty, Door, and Latch, 2-15-13

We’re exploring more bits of trailer loading. Does the door closing bother him? How about the sound of the latch? How about combining the two?

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Atticus Trailer Loading Skills, 2-4-13

Atty and I are still working on trailer loading skills. We are breaking things down into the smallest parts we can think of and working on getting Atticus used to those things. Today’s experiment was interesting as usual. But also … Continue reading

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