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 Post subject: Ted's Progress (bullock)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:50 pm 

Joined: Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:43 am
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Well, thanks to the information here I decided to start with a jambette, as it seemed simple and versatile, leading to many other things.

Ted's had two ten minute sessions.

In the first session, I tickled under his dew claws to annoy him into lifting his foot - this was easy. By the end of the session, he was getting the idea that a good lift was getting him a treat, and was lifting purposefully when tickled.

In the second session, he was easily lifting with a tickle, but we had a major breakthrough when I rewarded him for lifting just slightly without, he may have even just been shifting his weight, but after that he started lifting his foot definately and purposefully by himself, which I am rewarding for.

My next step will be attaching the verbal command...but this is typically quick bovine progress! I'll put up a video once we have it down 8)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:34 pm 

Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:58 pm
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Location: Western Cape, South Africa
That's great :applause:
I have a mental picture of someone walking past the fence with food on them and seeing this bull doing jambettes up and down the fence line hoping for a treat. That would really confuse them :funny: :funny:
I look forward to seeing the video 8) :D

Annette O'Sullivan

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. - John Lennon

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