Monday, May 16, 2011

Puppy Training - 5/15/11

I worked with Bailey on training to go to the mat. We started with shaping the behavior and working our way up to using a command. This was not the first time we had trained using the mat, so I didn't have to lure her on to it. Many times I had to wait to get the behavior I wanted. You can see in the first part of the video that she was offering a down because she thought that would give her a click.

There were times that she would get distracted and walk away but it didn't last as long as the first time we trained in the garage. With clicker training it is amazing how quickly a behavior can be shaped and taught. Five minutes can feel like a long time when your training but it's amazing how truly short it really is.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like Bailey is coming along nicely with her training. She is eager to please. Way to go Bailey!