Ike has absolutely figured out that spinning to the right is what I want. How exhilarating! Today I started adding the cue as Ike is very consistently offering the spin.
Then we worked a bit on spinning in either direction as the foundation for our rear cross – with no verbal cues.
Bug did much better with today’s shaping attempt. He is not a cheap date – he just isn’t very confident. Today I gave him a very high rate of reinforcement and I clicked lots of head turning. I actually got a spin from him a number of times. I would say I don’t think he knows that’s what he is being clicked for, but he did it about 5 times so I am unsure. All in all it was a much more successful (and quieter) shaping experience.
4 days ago