Reply To: Elaine Booker & Dorie


I am considering trying to shape her alert to a behavior that is different from her NW alert indications. What are your thoughts on this and, if you agree, can you provide some guidance? For example, if I want to shape her behavior away from the “look at me” to a “down” or “sit” (I used to use a “down” in tracking, but with Dorie I haven’t taught her that for tracking), would that be inappropriate?

As you know, with K9NW, we don’t shape indication behaviors, so this is not something I have tried with Dorie. But truffles ain’t NW… 😉