Things were going well...Lynn was running her dogwalk PERFECTLY...fast, correct and I was having a blast with it! THEN...she tripped on the dogwalk and fell...not a bad fall, just kind of ran off the side of the dogwalk. It was 28" tall and she landed on her feet in the soft dirt :) I didn't even think anything of it...we played, we tugged and acted like there wasn't an issue...
Well there was. Later, we did a few more dogwalks and she was hesitant, and jumping...not hitting ANY contacts...jumping all of them.
So we stopped and I began another round of brain storming. I decided to just reward ALL dogwalks...even the jumps. Yes, even the jumped contacts. She knows to run and has had MANY MANY rewards for running only...so if I just reward all...would she just get it and go back to the default behavior? I had no idea...but I was willing to try :)
I had to let go of my perfection idea...I couldn't get good, I had to settle for horrible and see where it went from there...I had to reward the BAD ones...yikes...
But as you can see from the video--things went well :) And I learned a lot from this.
Even is doing well also ;) She kicks it in just as soon as she figures things out...and you better be ready for it! LOL Definetly a different dog from her sister Lynn :)
The Boarding House by The Pioneer Woman
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