Reply To: Curt Leitz & Mo


Here Mo and I are working on lesson two, shaping an alert.

I’ve seen that Mo no longer checks with me very frequently on empty boxes–he races through (occasionally missing a box with a target on first pass) and alerts by looking to me and/or placing a paw on the box. I am still rewarding him for any alert, but am trying to reward more lavishly when he paws the target box.

As you can see, we have a few more distractions present in the house this week compared to our work in the first lesson.

Finally, Alana pointed out after watching our first video that pulling him off the targets might be counterproductive. I’ve worked around this issue by leaving Mo in place after a box hunt, collecting the boxes, and moving them to another room (shutting the door behind me so that Mo can’t follow). Thus, the scenes in this movie alternate between rooms.

  • This reply was modified 8 years, 10 months ago by Curt.