Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Useless Tricks

As the hock fracture continues to heal, Riley has been working very hard on some tricks for her fans.  Please hold your applause until the end.
Okay, you can clap now. Ha! 

This is one of those times when clicker training is so helpful.  Although I am not using a clicker (to avoid exciting the other dogs in the house), Riley is still very used to offering behaviors that are marked and rewarded when correct.  While I had some ideas of my own, it is also fun to see what the dog comes up with as well.  "Pig nose" was something Riley dreamed up and I simply marked it so she would repeat it.