We’ll get back to the reactivity posts quite possibly tomorrow… it was a very busy weekend with a Nicole Wilde seminar and then a full-day’s worth of family time with extended family. It’s only 10:30pm and I’m falling asleep. So, instead of writing a post, I finished up a video I started the other day to show the beginnings of It’s Yer Choice.
The dog I’m using is a dog walking/training client named Alice who will be 14 weeks old this week (the video was shot when she was 12-13 weeks old). Alice is totally new to training and is having a blast. She is a Bulldog and can be brute-ish with her desires… she’d break down the door before during the handle (typical of Bulldogs). For her, learning impulse control is going to be very important… but learning impulse control when in a state of drive will be even more important.
I start IYC without any cues (I don’t use a cue for IYC at all). You’ll see Alice learning that coming towards the food/hand makes the access go away (hand closes) but staying back means I will continue to feed her. Again, no cuing.. just giving feedback on the behavior I want and that I don’t want. I hope you enjoy (don’t die of cuteness overload!)!