11-09-2008, 03:33 AM
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OK, I see what you mean. Unfortunatly, Ruby is a very very good horse....except her willingness to take treats, and misrepresentation of taking of praise. In short, when she gets her first treat, she expects another. When she is denied, she loses interest (thus the training of only very simple tricks so far). I WONT speak ill of her, but IMHO, she demands praise. Once given praze, she belives she desrerves it. She'll do somthing correctly, and get a reward. When the 'TRICK' is repeated, she knows ---ok, I did_____, and got a treat. So if I do _____ again,dang, I'll get a treat again! Super smart in that manner, but she has an attention span of a 5 year old.....no,no...she has an attention span of me.....
What were we talking about?? ;)
I guess what I am saying is.... when she starts to perform what I am asking (a bow) when do I aknowledge it?
From my limited experience, I don't think the rope is going to work (but TRUST me, I'll try regurdless....I been wrong before!) but I am looking for the mechanics of the training... Excactly what and where?
Don't mean to be picky, but if I do it, I would like to do it right! And BTW,, Thank you for the reply! I have been anxiously awaiting advice. Anymore is also appriciated!