First steps with free stacking

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  1. snowbunny

    snowbunny Administrator Forum Supporter

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    I'm clicker training the free stack with Luna at the moment. First steps are just capturing a bit of stillness, then adding duration, following my finger with her head without moving her feet.

    Anyway, this is early days, but she's doing OK!

     
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    She seems to have a really good attention span and enjoy your sessions. Sorry if you've already answered this elsewhere, but how long/how often each day do you work with her? Does she ever just toddle off and say, "Sorry mum, this bug over here on the floor is more interesting than you"?
     
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    I try not to let it get that far, but sometimes she's not in the mood, so I just give up. Sessions are generally 1-2 minutes long (I base it on one or two sticks of whatever treat I'm using) and these formal sessions only two or three max times a day, doing different stuff each session. It depends entirely on how she's feeling. I do other stuff, too, like recall and heel basics in the garden when we're playing, waiting for calmness before feeding, crate training, separation training etc too, but they just fit into the day as and when and require less attention from her.
     
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    She is a gorgeous little chunk and doing so well!
     

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