ESBC: The Finale
This week we are going to do something a bit different. This week we are going to open up the floor a bit. This final week you have two options - you can work on a trick you always wanted to learn or create a new trick.
Some suggestions on Creating a New Trick (via my Controlled Unleashed Class):
- Pick a target item. A leg movement, an ear flick, a tag wag etc then click repeatedly (or signal) til you dog picks up the cue. From here, it might start evolving and you have to make some choices as what you want to start rewarding for beyond this point. If her ear flicks, are you rewarding it for just one ear going back. Are we working on our Stink Eye? Maybe, click for one eye blinking for an extended period. The “trick” should start evolving and become something it’s not. Your dog will by the end of the week or period may start offering up a completely different behavior. It’s fun to see what they come up with or are willing to offer you.
Tips: Have fun, short sessions, and high value treats. I’d recommend a clicker if you are going to Create a Trick - it’s just easier.
Deadline: February 3rd (I posted late, sorry!)
How You Can Show Off on Sunday: If you have Tumblr, and are going to upload to your blog. Please use the tag: ESBC I’ll try and look as best as I can for posts, and reblog them. If I miss yours, just send one of us a note.
If you don’t have Tumblr, we will turn on Submit on Sunday so that you can post to Kayley & Sawyer or us a link/pictures/video of your tricks. If you want you can also leave a comment on Disqus.
ESBC IS FOR ALL DOGS, NOT JUST CORGIS. WE WELCOME ALL BREEDS, COLOURS, RELIGIONS FLUFF COUNT, AND IF YOU CAN GET YOUR CAT/GOAT TO DO THESE TRICKS WE WANT THEM TOO!
Get creative this week! This is the time to tackle a trick you’ve always wanted to try, or work on something that’s been giving you and your pup trouble!
Look forward to seeing everyones progress! Sawyer and I will be trying out some agility moves.
Rah rah shish boom kah! GooooooOOoooooooooOOoOOO corgis and non-corgis!!