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Foundation Concepts

Obj 1 Combining with Other Learning Approaches: Capturing SLM6G12

Here Nicole and her standard poodle Lady Harper use social learning to start the single paw target behavior, then Nicole solidifies it by capturing each time her dog repeats it after that.  https://youtu.be/sw_gQbWeI2w Same behavior but this time with the handler standing so the dog starts to generalize the behavior. https://youtu.be/gp-TVNP1ES0 The next step would […]

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Obj 2 Dog Sniffs on Cue

Add the cue just as soon your dog starts to sniff, then mark and treat. Can you see at 2:09 Lucy keeps her head up and looks around? It looks like she’s processing what is happening. Did you see her air sniffing towards me at 2:17? She might be testing to see if I will

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Obj 1 Dog Sniffs

Choose a location where there will be many things in a  small area that your dog will want to sniff. A park entrance, a community mail box, anywhere there are raised objects like rocks or logs that other dogs tend to pee on. Watch him until he starts sniffing. Mark and treat when he does.

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