It was slow at work today, so I worked with a few dogs on clicker-ing. This was the first time I'd worked with any of these dogs, so I took videos to show what I do with a dog brand new to the clicker.
First is Oscar. He is about a year old, very friendly, as you can see when a random person walks by. Ignore the random comments from people in the background, we were working in the huge lobby. The first session I was loading the clicker and then worked a bit on touch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkVmMIH70Q8
Second session with Oscar (a couple of minutes after the first). Some more work on touch, as well as a few clicks for looking at people and staying relatively calm. This session was cut short when a visitor with a dog sat down at the table where we were working and proved to be too big of a distraction. There are a couple of times where I realized when I watched the video that I should have clicked Oscar for looking at my hand and moving towards it, even though he didn't make contact, since touch is brand new for him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29nLoa8oMGs
Next is Delilah. She is about 3 years old, also very friendly, a bit timid at first. Lots of charging the clicker in this one, as well as attention, sitting (which I suspect someone had worked on in the past with her), as well as ignoring her for jumping up and rewarding for four on the floor, and a few clicks for looking at that dog without spazzing out, and a couple beginning touches at the end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNq7-zlzcQk
And last is Gretchen. She is about a year old and is a total spazz in her kennel and in the play yard. First session is a lot of charging the clicker (complete with poorly timed click just as she jumps up), several failed attempts to lure a sit, some attention and standing still rather than pacing, and touches at the end. I apologize for the bad lighting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoVZrnhvhQI
Second session with Gretchen. A few failed attempts at luring a sit, then work on leave it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAzp0RLzQhI