Sunday, March 13, 2011

Trick 2- Wave!

I've been a bit lazy with training lately. Between a yoga injury (don't laugh- it was awful) and job hunting (I got it!), I've been busy, stressed, and just not in the mood to train.

Still, here's our second trick: wave!



This was taught by targeting and a bit of shaping. She already knows to offer a paw to a hand target, so I just moved my hand up higher and higher, and then clicked for movement. Simple.

This trick is not under verbal cue, it's not under stimulus control, and honestly? I don't really care. It's a trick, and people are just so darned impressed when your dog can sit on cue (even if it takes a second cue), that I figure this will suit my purposes just fine.

6 comments:

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Cute! But you still didn't add the 2nd wave in!

Go back to presenting your target (hand or lid whatever you used) and move it away a just before she reaches it, then Immediately re-present it so she attempts a 2nd wave. Most dogs won't put their foot down in between and Maisy is already keeping it up in the air until treated. Or you could just shape it :)

WonderPupsMom said...

This is awesome. Maisy is too cute. Congrats on your new job. Hope you love it!
~Dee

Kristen said...

I want your cat to wave too!

Good job!

Crystal said...

I do have a clicker kitty (not the one in the video though- he's on a highly specialized diet, complicating, though not preventing, training with him). I haven't done MUCH with my clicker kitty, mind you, but he can nose target and I once shaped him to enter a crate on his own.

Robin Sallie said...

Did Nicky get a treat, too?

Kristine said...

This is so cute! She looks adorable.

I like that you don't care about being super strict with your criteria. In my opinion, tricks are about having fun and nothing else. Worrying about being perfect, isn't always fun.