LOVE this trick a lot! Here is Trooper in working progress with the frog trick. https://vimeo.com/288439613/082b7ad8db
Such a fun trick!! This is a good start. Again, way too much luring. Do the best you can to let him OFFER behavior not to help him so much. I know its hard 😉
You will need a bigger bump/bed/rolled up blanket. You need something that will catch onto him knees so he can get to full extension. Try to get him to lie down over the top of it right in his tummy tuck. Then click and reward for ANY forward motion (with out and luring). You wiull need to click and reward more often for this.
@Jordan Biggs Did my best to only shape this trick. He sometimes rolls over on his left side, not sure what is up with that ? He did one nice one today. On our bed he seems to do it better than on the floor even with the same pillow.
Yay! A big part of it is getting the right positioning. At 0:23 it was perfect the time before he was just a bit too far forward so his knees didnt “catch” on the pillow. You might try something a bit more defined. Like a more defined bump. Maybe a rolled up towel/blanket or something like that.
Also, remember reward placement. When you mark place your reward just a bit more in front of him to encourage that stretch, if he stretches a bit more to get it, reward again.
Jordan, is it okay to skip this one for a little? Cassie just got spayed and don’t want her stretching out her staples (again).
Absolutely!! You can skip around as you please! There are some tricks that lead into one another BUT other than that feel free to skip between lessons and focus on the tricks that you really like or think would benefit you both 🙂
Lulu and I have never tried the frog trick before so although we made a bit of progress I really don’t think she understood why she was being clicked and treated lol!
You are kind of just luring her forward. Try to let her offer coming forward then clicking and rewarding. Your reward placement for this one is very important. Reward slightly forward so she needs to lean even farther forward to get the treat, then I would click and reward that as well. That should help her stay off her toes as much. She might not “know” exactly what she is being rewarded for yet, thats okay. However, it is mostly because you are luring her into the position rather than lett her offer coming forward (even the smallest bit).
Ok, I stopped the luring (although sometimes just getting myself in position acted as a lure lol!). I think I did better in this session but i realize now that I should just throw a reset cookie instead of asking to her to go “back” onto the dog bed. Anything else I should do differently? Sorry about the long video but I figured you would just fast forward anyway 🙂
So much better! I think she is understanding much better in this session. Yes, I would just wait for her to find the bed herself. Toss a cookie and let her figure out she needs to go back to the bed, as soon as she does, reward. When she is in the correct position, reward it for at least 30 seconds (you were only doing about 10). I think it is better with you sitting (that will fix the body lure). Just let her slide forward off to your right or left so you are a bit closer to the… Read more »
Did another session of the Frog. Lulu kept coming off the dog bed so mid-way I decided to chuck the bed. Made some progress on the behavior but not quite there yet. This trick is challenging!!
This trick is challenging 🙂 That is looking awesome! She definitely still needs the bed… Her form is not very good without it. She is just using her toes a bit too much. However, I think she is ready for something smaller like a rolled up blanket or towel.