First video - Paw Touch:
This was the longest video I submitted to her, mostly because I wanted her to see how I got to the result (to make sure I was doing it right). It was also a good thing because I learned I am working him for way too long! I need to keep the sessions short & fun.
This is the video for exercise 3 that she requests:
I hadn't realized that we were supposed to still click for action, not just ignoring the treats.
I had started with the smaller box originally, but he was having trouble. So I switched to the larger one until he got the idea then went back to the smaller one. I think this was over 2 or 3 sessions. I currently have him in a slightly smaller box! Video will be coming later this week.
This is supposed to end up being what people call the "flying squirrel position." She uses it as a good stretching exercise. I think I will have to wait and "capture" it as he does it on his own. I don't think our skills are good enough yet for me to trick him into it!
And a "bloopers" video (which I did not submit to Silvia):
And Porter's video:
In Porter's defense, I didn't really do a lot of free-shaping with him (which is why I'm doing it with Stout now). He never learned to offer behaviors. Everything I've done with him has been luring. And he knows a lot of stuff - he's just waiting for me to tell him what stuff I want!
But everything Porter has learned has been through positive methods (no compulsion). So that is one plus :)