Tag Archives: Trailer loading

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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Trailering Skills – Ollie’s Version – Overview 12-27-15

While Atticus was still lame but recovering, I finally decided that Ollie needed to relearn his trailering skills.  Even though he is easier to coerce into a trailer these days, he is still reluctant to get on and he definitely … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills In General

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At this point, I don’t really know anymore how many trailering skills sessions I’ve had with Atticus.  And I’ve added Ollie to the program because he has his own challenges. Atty and I have continued to work on these skills … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions #195-7, 12-7-14

In our last couple of sessions, I’ve played with Ollie first with the intention of possibly transporting Atty again.  However, a little problem with the trailer has postponed the actual possibility of that.  I can’t close one of the back … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Session #194, 11-24-14, #thevolunteeringhorse

Today was a great day in different ways.  First it was warm!  It got to nearly 70 degrees today and that was a nice respite from the sub-freezing temps we had just a few days ago.  It was sunny but … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Sessions #191-3, 11-22-14, #thevolunteeringhorse

During session #190 where we were all having a party, things went really well.  At least in the human’s mind.  Ollie jumped on far sooner than I had expected and he left out all of his little circles at the … Continue reading

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