Sunday, August 11, 2013

Claudia Fugazza seminar part two!

I thought I'd write a little bit more about the do as I do seminar I had attended a while back since it was so interesting to me!

I have not done much more with the training other than just here and there to show off for friends and family but it still amazes me.
I recorded a training session a few weeks ago so here it is.

I used canned beef tripe as a reward and that was pretty high value! It was hot and Indi's ball was just not cutting it, amazingly, so I went inside for the canned stuff. Nice and stinky!

This is after enough training sessions that she has connected the word "copy" with my actions and her known verbal commands. Now I don't use the old verbal command at all AND I can add knew actions in to the mix.
She sees what I want pretty well I think. There are a few things that just don't make sense to her like when I tried walking around a cone, that was confusing. I thought it was so cute that she added the jump before putting her paws up on the dog walk, even though that wasn't what I showed her, so then I added the two together. I hadn't thought of putting that chain together until then. After the camera was off I tried one more longer chain: pick up glove, jump, paws up on dog walk, and she did it!
I haven't thought of any real life uses for this type of training yet but I sure think it is COOL!

My thinker.