We love that “breakthrough” moment, when the dog figures out that their motions make us click. Trainers get reinforced because it’s so cool when our dogs do that! And… on and on, to shaping heaven, until you’re preparing to trial and there is a moment of stillness and suddenly the dog is offering all the things – legs and feet dancing around, head moving. – not exactly the steady position changes you were hoping for!
Join Shade as we teach our dogs the difference between verbal stimulus control sessions and offering/shaping sessions. We’ll teach them that stillness, (a stand by / stand and wait behavior), is a good thing, and how to add a cue to shaped behaviors without the frustration of waiting through an extinction burst of “all the things”.
Experience Level-some knowledge of shaping required.