It’s been a while since I’ve shared an unedited training session, and this shaping session the other day was just too cute not to share.
This is our third (I think?) session of Nala learning to rest her chin between her paws on cue. We’re free shaping it and it’s been a few days since we last worked on this trick, so you’ll see us quickly reviewing the progression of her chin moving further and further toward the ground. By the end of the session, you can see how extremely confident and thrilled she is about doing the right thing!
We’re not quite far enough in this behavior to name it, so I’m definitely taking suggestions for cue ideas! I’d like something cute, like “What do you think?” Then she makes sad dog face (and for the sake of the joke, just ignore her fiercely wagging butt).
How excited do your dogs get about shaping?