The Wycked Chronicles: Mealtime Madness Part 2

Blog, House Manners, Puppy Training
Hi Everyone! As promised this is an update on Wycked's wacky mealtime behavior management. She has come a long way in a week!  She now goes to the stool on her own and waits for the food to be put on the floor with a release of "okay" and then she can get it. It is still heavily reinforced as you will see in the video. [embed]https://youtu.be/_ATrUP0xP6s[/embed] One note about the video. I put a title in there saying "no cues were given" but there is a physical or environmental cue which is the presence of the stool. The stool is put away when it is not meal time, so its presence is in itself a cue to do something.  I kept finding her hanging out on it and waiting…
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The Wycked Chronicals: Mealtime Madness

Blog, House Manners, Puppy Training
Wycked the Labrador puppy is now 15 weeks.  Her enthusiasm has been a joy and exactly what I wanted. But now that she's growing in size I need to work some of the puppy antics before they aren't so funny anymore. We all know that transition, right? That point where you go from laughing your bum off at the crazy things your puppy does to the point where you see that these will not be so funny when she's fully grown.  (Well, if we can get out of our puppy awe and think to the future.)  I love puppies and their silliness, so this is hard for me, but having raised my fair share of puppies I have learned to think ahead.  Did I ever tell you about the time…
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