I figured I'd share this. Billie, as perfect as she is, has one big issue. She doesn't like trailers. We've been trying to remedy the vice, but positive reinforcement has only gotten us so far. The new technique, using negative reinforcement (good behavior = stop of "bad" thing) seems to be working. I got this video during our second session. It is stressful for her, I know, but you can see her starting to get the idea. And in the end, I know it could save us a trailer accident if she should ever NEED to be trailered for an emergency. First session took about an hour and twenty minutes until Billie, typical stubborn appy, decided that she was tired enough to go fully into the scary box. Second session a week later was MUCH quicker. She got in for the first time shortly into the session, and pretty soon she was wanting to be in. I didn't catch a clip of the best moment when she refused to come OUT, but it was pretty hilarious.
Either way, without further ado, here's a clip from training session #2
Just thought I'd share. I am very proud of her and so thankful to the people who have helped us! I'm not nearly coordinated enough at the present moment to get her to do that passing!