Ok.. Trooper can have all paws in a box. But not a smaller box. Here is a video on our current progress of 2-3 paws in a smaller box. https://vimeo.com/288438916/ed84a9661e
Again, too much luring, not enough clicking. It will be better to start with a bit bigger box. This way he can easily offer all 4 feet in. Sit on the ground infront of the box (this will keep your reward lower and keep you from moving to help him). Click and reward as soon as he offers the first feet in then wait, watching for rear feet, as soon as he puts them in, click and reward again.
He got all 4 paws in!! I’m sorry the video is not that clear. He kept doing this over and over! Loves the box!
Carolyn & Trooper
AMAZING!!!!! So good! So now work on rewarding duration and reward placement should be on the floor in front of the box. Then try a smaller box!
https://youtu.be/m4GS0zN6Wvc. Here is ICE on box. I have done this on a box not in a box. We will start working on in a box and see if the skill easily transfers.
I am excited to see if he generalizes it to the box as well! This first video was excellent, just need a lot more reward. I would mark and reward for all of his efforts, even the times that are “so-so” it is a difficult trick for them. This way you can get more rewards in and help him understand the difference between a mark and reward and a JACKPOT (extra extra rewards for an amazing job). A box a bit bigger than this in the beginning may help as well. This way you can build more duration so when… Read more »
I am attaching 2 videos. The first one i cut about 5 minutes out of. This was our first attempt at feet in the box instead of on box.
Second one i changed boxes. As i watched the videos i saw a whole bunch of rear foot movement i should have rewarded. I didn’t see it from my position. I think i need a lower edged box. Any thoughts?
Positioning wise, just put the box maybe 6 inches farther away from you (just a big guy needs a bit more space 😉 ). That will help a lot. And reward on the floor infront of the box. He is thinking so hard about it! Thats awesome. You might do a few reps on a bigger box just to help add more duration. He is lacking duration a bit. Which is going to make these smaller boxes more difficult. The blue box is too difficult for right now. I dont think the edges make a different (at least they shouldnt)… Read more »
Thank you Jordan! We will start working in the box and post a video soon.
@Jordan Biggs Here is Judge with his feet in 3 boxes. The first one he has done before and the second one a long time ago. The third one is the smallest he has done and the highest I have asked of him.
That is amazing! He is so stinkin cute. Reward placement needs to be lower (on the ground in front of the box) we want to encourage as low a head as possible. It will help his balance. One thing I really like to do with young dogs with this trick is use lots and lots of different boxes (different shapes, textures, sounds, metal, plastic, glass, on carpet, on hardwood, etc..) It helps teaching generalization and confidence with different sounds/objects etc..