Lulu had a busy day. First, we taught her how to go down steps. She could go up, but going
down was scary for her, so we started at the bottom step and worked our way up. In no time
she was running up AND down the stairs. We also taught her to Down on cue and Wait
patiently for her food.
After fitting his new harness properly, we taught Rocco how to walk without pulling. He had never been walked past the neighbor's house because he pulled so hard, but by using a high rate of reinforcement of some tasty treats we had a nice, relaxing walk around the neighborhood.
Recently, Daisy has begun refusing to jump into the car. She is a young, apparently healthy dog that should have no physical problem jumping in, but we still focused on making it easier for her. We started by opening both rear doors of the Jeep so the space didn't look so enclosed. We then lured her with treats onto the floor instead of the higher seat. In no time she gained confidence and began jumping in and out without a problem. We then tried the same procedure with a much higher truck and we had the same positive result!
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, FFCP, CTDI