Sticky Nose Target (video)

I'm finally taking videos, kinda/sorta/maybe/if I have to.  In this post, I said I'm going to teach Bailey and Rascal a functional duration nose target (sometimes called a sticky nose target, thanks to Kristen) to help physical exams go smoother.  I'll try to get video of Rascal later this week.  For now, here's Bailey!

The last piece you see, is what I'm looking for as far as contact.  Nose firmly in my palm and all four feet still.  It was difficult for us to add in motion (I started that long before the conference) and I haven't worked much with it since.  I do want her to be able to maintain the behavior while moving, so that will still be part of the criteria.

Reinforcer: Acana Pacifica
Marker: Premier clik-r (I got it at the MVC, I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.)
Location: hallway


Kristen said...

And I like your start to record keeping! Horray!

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

I think she looks great!

Robin Sallie said...

Okay, next shaping class I want you to walk me though teach this. I think it will help Blue not stress so much at the vet.

Thanks for posting the video!