Sunday, January 15, 2006

Heavy Metal

Lots of people suggested using canning lid jars for metal articles for Wyatt. He will retrieve them so that is good. I am continuing to work with the metal dumbbells too. He will now take a metal dumbbell with some reluctance but that is progress. He still won't retrieve a metal dumbbell. Someone suggested giving him a tuna fish can with the juice still in so I will try that too.

Now that I know he can retrieve some kind of metal article, I started some scent discrimination work. I am going to try a shaping method with 2 objects as suggested in Clicker Training for Obedience. The lightbulb has not gone off quite yet. Wyatt is funny. When he is learning something new and does get it yet, he barks quite a bit.

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