Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Front Leg Lift: Duration and Cue: Video

Session 5, we added more duration and started to add a cue.

Adorable! I switched to just feeding throughout leg lifts and to stop the feeding after his leg hit the ground.

It was interesting to see a few times where Griffin would pick up his right foot (never in the other sessions!)

After we had several long points of duration, we started adding a cue.

I kept his "foot" cue for lifting the foot and "Sit" for foot back on the ground. Skip to about 1 min to see that.

I'm not sure if that's the best choice, maybe foot on the ground needs a more specific cue, but at the same time, I want Sit to mean "both front feet on the ground" in addition to the rest of the position.

Yes...I was a bad trainer and repeated cues. Ahem.


Karin said...

His "Foot" cue is no longer a barely visible flick of the wrist!! NICE! Good boy Griff:)

Kristen said...

I should have used a different cue to preserve the little cute Foot. But I'll get a new cue for that later. The behavior is NOT extinguished.