Titles Achieved to date...

Monumental A to Z High On Liberty
NW1, NW2, L1I, L1E, L1C, RATI, RATN, RATO, RATS, L1V, L2C, L2I, L2E, RATM,
R-FE/N, PKD-TL, PKD-N, ADP-L1, ADP-L2, TD, UWP, ADP-L3 and NTD...
23 and counting...

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Special Bowl (2)

As I mentioned, we are training special bowl "yours" as shown in the Hannah Branigan DVD series Obedience Fundamentals.  Gimme loves her special bowl already.  She gets really high value treats there.

I've prepared this little movie of our training today.  This includes all the trials, I only edited out the dead time getting treats (durn finger really slows me up.)

Clearly she gets the charging the bowl aspect - run to bowl, eat treats...

She has a little difficulty with the self-control aspect and not about the self-control.  Rather she has trouble being sure she really can release on cue.  I wasn't giving her any stay/wait cue, I think she's just trying to do what I want; self-control is something we've worked a lot.  For some reason it wasn't immediately clear to her.  The directions didn't include using a clicker, still, I decided to try it to reinforce her going to the bowl on cue.  Despite my crappy timing, after a couple of tries I am able to leave out the extraneous body cues.

I can't tell from watching this, but I wonder if I'm unintentionally sending her a mixed message with eye contact.  I'll be aware of the possibility next time and see if it makes a difference.  If you see anything, let me know.

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