The Barking Recall
Here is an “almost Wordless Wednesday” (except my videos have a lot of words in them!).
I have been working with Clara since she was tiny to make sure she didn’t “catch” some of Summer’s reactive behaviors, and to help her cope well with distractions by reorienting to me.
In the future I will write a real post about what we did, but today you just get to see a movie.
You can also skip forward in time to see how the behavior helped develop her habitual self-interruption and reorientation to me when in intense situations as an adult dog.
And you can skip way forward in time to see how the conditioning fared 10 years later.
As usual, comments are welcome, and feel free to ask questions. Enjoy!
Sorry for all the vertical videos in there. They are from before I saw the light about that.
- Classical Conditioning: Creating a Positive Response to Barking. This shows the training process that gave us this result.
- The Best Thing I Ever Taught My Dog. This shows the durability of the response; it’s from 10 years later!
Thanks for reading!
Copyright 2012 Eileen Anderson