Ronan is 15 weeks old today. 😀
Here’s a cute video of some of the things he knows. 📹
Left Paw/Right Paw, High Five (both paws), Down, Sit, Backup, Ring a Bell 🛎.
The second video...
One of the first things we taught all of the puppies when we started clicker training them was “Touch”- a nose target to an open palm.
Now that I am working on new behaviors that use an open hand 🤚(high fives and shake/paw), it was getting confusing for the puppy when I would ask for a Touch. So I’ve changed my hand from an open palm ✋ to a closed hand 🤜 when asking for a nose touch for clarity.
Love working this little guy! He’s so much fun.
Our first puppy class is tonight.🌟
Lite av vad vi pysslar med just nu 🤓
Mestadels lek men han har också fått börja lära sig att lära sig saker och bekanta sig med klickern. Lite kroppskontroll och hantering också för det är ju alltid vettigt.
Vi övar en del på Skojs förmåga att generalisera och han är riktigt duktig verkligen! Samma trick på olika föremål med olika former och av olika material. Han får även lära sig att själv skapa ljud som jag tänker ska få lägga grunden lite inför framtida träning av vippen. Tänk att ett enda trick kan vara så nyttigt till så mycket! 🤘
Champ self loading in the trailer💕 we haven’t worked on this and he hasn’t been around a trailer in months! Yet he acts like we work on it all the time😊 I want to teach all the horses to do this eventually. Right now they all load good & fight over who gets to practice loading 😂
More work with the Tiny Tarp! Big progress for him to allow me to lead him over it at a walk. Second clip is first time over the tarp after a lot of unsuccessful time working with driving. .
What I learned from this: He is much more of a "show me" than a "tell me" horse. He needs time to process new(ish) scary things or will just become rooted to the ground. He responds really well to positive reinforcement. And sometimes the the best lesson from a well respected horse trainer needs to be adapted or thrown out in favor of what the horse needs .... which is why its important to have different "arrows in the quiver" including different training styles. (Not saying that I am a horse trainer by any means or that I should be giving advice to anyone ... just saying this session taught me about listening to him and pivoting when we need to.)
Good Boy™️ Jiji went to @petsmart today. He practiced a few easy tricks, got pets from strangers, stared at some birds, and wailed the most pathetic song when we removed him from the birds and people. (Swipe through to the last video for a blooper. 🤦♀️)
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Working on Joe’s back up approximations and using targeting to shape collection at a halt, reinforcing him for engaging his core and shifting his weight into his hindquarters 👍! ...Also I realise how weird it looks to be biting off pieces of carrot to give to Joe, but it’s so normal for me because I never have time to chop the carrot up into treat sized pieces. Also we share treats all the time 😂 #onceacrazyhorsegirlalwaysacrazyhorsegirl#clickertraining
Puppy is a fantastic six year old Cattle Dog mix, rescued from the streets of Barstow, California. With plenty of love and training she has turned out to be a well behaved love-bug. You can find her nuzzled up giving her parents sloppy kisses and whizzing back to you with her amazing recall. But don’t let those sweet smooches fool you, Puppy has eyes bigger than her stomach and nothing is off limits. She has been known to nibble on a book or two, steal bread from the counter while making your sandwich and even eating a paper towel. Luckily this means antibiotics are a breeze to administer and we never have trouble finding a high value treat for training!
Bella is learning slowly but surely. She is a little nervous of sounds- motorcycles, dogs barking, etc. today we worked on sits, name recognition, and coming when called. When she is distracted or nervous about sounds I make sure to reward when she comes back and engages with me.
Just got home from our second #karenpryoracademy workshop. I’ve been delighted to see Charlotte’s progress with focus during training around other dogs. During the first workshop, she would do what we lovingly call “doodling” around the room. She was much more interested in what everyone else was doing and was very easily distracted. This time, she was much more focused and checked in with me a lot. I need to learn to give her more credit, because I didn’t think our workshop assessments were going to go well (because of my lack of practicing with her), but she blew me out of the water and performed all her cues perfectly. She also was much more relaxed and was able to sleep during our breaks! Last time she was not relaxed at all. I’m so proud of our progress and cannot wait to see how much we improve in the next 7 weeks! Sometimes I can’t believe how lucky I am to be working toward my dream of being a dog trainer with this amazing dog ❤️ #kpa#behaviorchain#stimuluscontrol#workworkwork#labradoodle#clickertraining#dreamcometrue
Another of our Clicker Training Students was Adopted Today! Five-year-old Pineapple Geppetto was adopted from Purrfect Pals as a kitten but returned when a family member developed allergies. He had been back at our sanctuary for over two years and just wasn't making the best of first impressions with potential adopters. He was known to bite when he was scared or overstimulated and was one of the first kitties we thought of when we found out we had been selected to participate in The Jackson Galaxy Project's Cat Pawsitive Pro Clicker Training program last year. Thanks to his training, Pineapple is now a much more well-adjusted and happy cat.⠀
Today, a wonderful lady came to meet him and they became fast friends. We couldn't have imagined a better adopter for him. Pineapple's new mom is excited to continue his clicker training at home and is even going to build him his very own catio!⠀
Hooray for Pineapple Geppetto and his new Mom and thank you to our Cat Pawsitive Pro training mentors for giving us the tools to make it happen!⠀
Learned a new dog training word this week 🤓"contrafreeloading"🤓 in the newest podcast episode from my fav nerdy dog training 🐶 podcast "Drinking from the Toilet" by @hbranigan. 😍
Her guest is also one of my fav "internet mentors" that I love to listen to but have never met in real life 😂😂 @chiragpatel_86
Contrafreeloading is when your dog (or other animal🦄) will choose to work for a reinforcer (like food🍖 or a toy/game⚽) even though there is an option to have it for free at the same time. 🤔🤔 The "work" adds more value to the animal than just getting the reinforcer for free!
Some really interesting thought take aways for me 🤔🤓😃
1. My treat butterfingers and crumb dropping have already proved this lesson to me without intentionally thinking about it. A win 🥇 for the chronically uncoordinated!
2. If your dog chooses the free stuff, it's probably a sign that you're pushing your training too fast (being confusing) or that you might be stressing your dog out by being in too stressful of an environment ⛈️ or maybe you're getting frustrated yourself! 😔
Thanks for the great podcast friends!! #dogstagram#doglove#dogsofinstagram#puppies#puppiesofinstagram#puppylove#learn#nerd#bordercollie#dog