This is a short video of Jessie learning to ‘touch’ a ball with his nose. We shaped the behavior gradually. You can see how Rachel, The DogSmith Palm Beach County, clicks and treats for any movement towards the ball, looking at the ball until eventually he touches the ball. Once he starts to touch the [...]
Archive for date: February 4th, 2011
We are reinforcing any behavior other than jumping. As Jessie settles into the session we slow down the rate of reinforcement and then we decide when to release him, giving him the ‘okay’ cue. Jessie was a rescue dog that was picked up off the streets. He now has a great owner who is committed to working with Jessie and helping him to learn how to live with humans.
Here is Lara working with Rachel, The DogSmith Palm Beach County Florida. Bailey is working with Susan, Rachel’s partner. You can see from the video that Lara is still uncertain at times but doing a great job with Rachel.
In a vaccine-related study of almost 32,000 cats, 73 developed inflammatory reactions after being vaccinated, and two developed vaccine site-associated sarcomas. Study results also showed that: * Polyvalent vaccines (vaccines for multiple pathogens contained in a single immunization) caused more reactions that monovalent vaccines (single-pathogen vaccines). * Adjuvanted vaccines (vaccines with additives to boost immune [...]
Now don’t get me wrong, Lara is a great jumper. Ask my husband to describe her behavior each morning when she greets him. What Lara was very scared of doing was moving toward or in-between the two uprights of a single Agility jump. I have wanted to teach Lara to jump for many weeks as [...]