Woofer Ninja, searching the leash

Woofer Ninja, searching the leash

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As I was sitting at the riverside, taking pictures of Ninja he laid down a few steps away… He looked at me… so regal, so sovereign and I felt like having the most beautiful companion in the world… isn’t he amazing? He stood up and was eagerly awaiting a command.

You know how it is.. you move a bit here and there… always trying to get the best composition for your picture and when you are done you are no longer certain it was a good idea to put leash and harness aside. Especially for these cases I taught him to find the leash, since I often put his harness and leash aside so they won’t disturb the pictures. Was not so easy to teach Ninja how to look for the leash, because he did not understand the “point” of it…

At first I put the leash next to him… and as soon as he looked into the direction I gave him a reward…

After a bit he understood, that I meant the leash… and not just turn your head left or right… (this is important)

I moved the leash around and only rewarded him when he moved towards the leash…

Finally I only rewarded, when his muzzle touched the leash…

To turn this into a “fun” task I always let him search for the leash before going outside…

This is why he still enjoys looking for the “boring” leash, it is simply conditioned very positively…

Source

Ninja on YouTube

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