Also known as Even (Even Steven, THE Steve, Boo...and her evil druglord name ESTABAN) and Lynn (Lulu, Stewie,Fruitcake,Stoolie (Andy gave her that nickname...who knows). Betcha can't guess who is who? :) HA!!!!
Running dogwalks AGAIN! Are you bored with them? Well I am getting there! LOL
Even has her own agenda when it comes to RUNNING...as you will see in the video below :) We enlisted some help of x-pens tonight to keep the little crazy girl fenced in :)
After some FLYING STEVEN!!!! moments, I decided to go back down to 6" from the 12" she was at last time...safety comes first...and using the plank as a catapult is NOT safe...so Even was demoted to the short bus for a little bit :)
Lynn is back up to 70% hits which is great considering she was like...10% after her issue with the dogwalk...so I am very very happy :) She will stay at 28" for a good long while to keep her confidence high and her running solid :) My friend Nancy made a really good comment about rewarding mistakes (it is in the comments section of the last post) She stated: "So, even though you say you were rewarding for mistakes, if you think about this differently, you were actually rewarding her for effort and focus - which then led to her focus improving so that you could get back to rewarding her performance."
Which really summed up what I was, and am trying to do with Lynn :) And it IS working :) Thank you Nancy!
Maybe Even will get the "training wheels" aka the x-pens off the plank next time...maybe not :) There are no "certains" with the little psycho...but OH the fun I am having with her :) I think I might post a NON-RUNNING DOGWALK post soon! HA!
I appologize for the lighting...it actually IS well lit in the barn...but apparently the camera doesn't pick that up :(
Can't wait until spring and I can start them back on sheep! Lambs coming in less than a month! WOO HOO! Better dust Klink off for lambing!
Solving a behavior problem in my home
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