@themotherfuckingclickerkid @mango-pup and tagging you too @herebelife even if it’s not heel work…. but!!! LOOK AT MY PRECIOUS BEAN TRYING HER BEST!!! She’s slooooowlt grasping the concept of front/back paws and I have realized that she has MUCH more difficulties with her left back paw as she moves her entire butt just to lift it but she’s able to control her right hind leg without moving her hips.
Also ssshhhhh dog on table let’s not talk about that!
I tried to just capture and shape rear end awareness but she was having None Of That lmao she likes to be taught new behaviors, not figure out stuff. So here’s how I proceeded (over the last 2 weeks, sporadically):
1. Got her to stand in front of me from her side and click/reward me touching her back leg until she anticipated the touch.
2. Started tickling her toes (amazingly ridiculous) until she moved her back feet and c/r until contact=movement
3. Straight up just did it like a horse with my hand sliding down her back leg and letting her move her paw, then grabbing it and c/r lol
4. Removed the sliding motion to just me presenting my hand to her back feet (she struggled A LOT with that as is seen in the vid bc it’s also her front paw/shake cue oopth) then c/r when she lifted her paw
5. We’re at this stage now we’re I want to teach her to differentiate between back and front paws (devant/en arrière bc I train in french lol)
Hope yall enjoy this funny training vid!! I really don’t take this seriously and am not making this be a real training session bc she already finds it to be a challenge on its own, I don’t care to repeat myself or if she messes up (she LOVES to offer me her paws, even if it’s to smack me in the face lol) also she struggles with the concept of simply…. standing lol