Here are some pictures of Raven’s first lesson on her way to learning to ring the door bells. She first has to learn to target. That is to touch her nose on an object. I will use my palm as the target today.
First, I lure her to touch my hand by concealing a treat.
After she catches on, I keep the treats in the treat bucket, instead of my hand. When she touches, I click and grab a treat for her from the bucket. She’s doing a good job.
When I walk away for a moment, and turn around, what do I find? Raven up to her usual antics!
We end the session on a high note. Raven is still looking to do more. When we start next time, she will associate my palm, the clicker and treat bucket with a really good feeling from her first training session.
Raven’s an eager Dober-beaver!