Distractions as cues, day 5

Session 1: breakfast at location 2

I’m using hot dogs for the click and the “Get it,” and not interrupting her when eating the pile of kibble.

Session 2: dinner at location 2

More of the same: hot dogs for “Get it” and the click, and then I let her finish dinner in peace. I switch around the order of things here: first “Get it,” then the click. This morning, I did it the other way around. I’ll also go straight to an “Okay” release after the recall soon, to keep things interesting.

By the way, the reason I keep letting Game get really close to the kibble before calling is that for this particular exercise, I want to be sure she is seeing and smelling the distraction first (cue transfer), and I want to give her as much time as possible to think of coming back before reaching the pile of kibble.

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