Belly rubs, and thoughts on habituation.
- I lower criteria when reaching for her with the collar-bracelet.
- This session shows a good set up of treat placement versus direction of her start button look.
Back to actually touching her with the collar (still wearing it like a bracelet/glove).
Brindle girl and I continue discussing how it feels to be touched by my hand versus the collar (hand: okay, collar: weird), and she shows an interest in my treat hand.
+ She starts out lying down in a relaxed position, and I start by just touching her with just a hand before adding the collar back into the picture.
+ Her growing confidence shows in an attempt to mug my treat hand!
+ For the last reps of this week, I transition from wearing the collar like a glove back to holding it in my hand. This is harder than wearing it glove-style – but we’ve made progress!
+ We manage a clear start-button set up (look to her right to request that the collar approach; feed to her left) for parts of this session.