Clicker training begins

Now that Tilly has been with us for a week and she has settled into her new life, it is time to start training.  We started out with ‘charging the clicker’ to teach her that a click is a very good thing and it means that a reward is coming.  Then we moved on to clicking her for making eye contact with me and she caught on to that fairly quickly.  Yesterday I introduced her to the Staples Easy Button and I clicked and treated her for any contact.   Today she started offering a paw target, she got a big reward for the first hit and from that point on she just kept progressing.  Unfortunately I didn’t have the video camera going the first time that she actually got the ‘That Was Easy’ sound but I was able to capture the second time she was successful.  She is so tiny that she needs to jump on it with both paws to get the audio.    As you watch the video you can see her thinking and processing all the things she has learned and when she decides to hit the button you can see the pure joy in her face and her body language.  That little tail is wagging like crazy.

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4 responses to “Clicker training begins

  1. boomerkid

    LOL…THAT’S SO CUTE…

    SHE REALLY IS DOING VERY WELL!!!

  2. Rachel Pihrag

    OH.MY.GOODNESS her leaping launch toward the easy button is absolutely hilarious!! So adorable!

  3. Marsha

    She is so adorable! The leaping is so fun to watch. I’m glad to hear you laugh too! Puppy love. I hope to meet her some time.

    • You are right Marsha….puppy love is the best medicine for a sad heart. She is a joy to behold.

      We visited Maxine and Rachel yesterday. You are more than welcome to meet her any time.

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