BullyLady wrote:Christine, was this a shaping exercise? What behavior did you start rewarding for to get him to this position? I'd like to teach Shelby to do that ("sit pretty"), but I always just assumed she was too top heavy for it. Maybe not!
He looks SOOOOO happy in these pictures, I wub him!
Faust is a jumper, and he likes to paw at me a lot... we started out w/a sit, progressed to a shake, and then started targeting my hand w/one paw for a high five while sitting. From there we did targeting my hand w/both paws while sitting... now we gotta work on balance and duration.
The great thing about Faust is that he LOVES to learn new things and is very, very enthusiastic as well as very food/clicker motivated.
He has started offering tons of behaviors in order to get a click/treat and we are having so much fun w/"training".