[nagdu] tripping on bones
carcione at access.net
Tue Dec 8 15:05:36 UTC 2009
"Don't Shoot the Dog" is available from Bookshare.
It seems to me to rely very heavily on seeing what is happening, though.
Or maybe the problem is that Ben is smarter than I am, so he has trained
me, instead of the other way around.
> Rox! I'm surprised that you, of all people, suggest a P- solution to the
> problem of inconveniently abandoned shoes!
> Albert, for a more "positive reinforcement-type solution--you might simply
> try to notice the rare occasions when he tosses his shoes in the direction
> of where you would like them to land, and immediately reward him with
> something he really likes. You don't even have to tell him what the
> is for; let him figure it out. (This is the "sneaky" method.)
> Or, for a more straightforward approach, you could identify the place
> you want him to put the shoes, and reward him immediately whenever the
> hit that spot. In order for you to know when the shoes have "hit the
> you might want to have some sort of sound-producing device that will let
> know that the shoes have landed on the spot!
> For tips on training all sorts of beings, Karen Pryor's book, "Don't Shoot
> the Dog" is still one of the best resources, and very readable.
> Have fun training!
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>> next time he does it, just hide the shoes. He'll learn quick!
>> My dogs also hide stuff outside. My current working guide, Laveau a
>> Doberman loves her harness, she will take it to her bed and snuggle
>> it until it is time to go to work again. I have to put it up high so
>> she'll leave it alone. The other day I was getting ready to throw my
>> harness in the wash and set it down to collect more laundry. In a
>> she stole it and hid it. I had to send my golden in to find it, which
>> she did. Mill'E, my golden keeps me organized. If I didn't have her
>> be in a lot of trouble! *grin*
>> Rox and the Kitchen Bitches
>> Bristol (retired), Mill'E SD. and Laveau Guide Dog, CGC.
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>> earn it and win it in every generation."
>> -- Coretta Scott King
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