July 20, 2005

Sleeping positions

Dusty has adopted a spot curled up under my chin as her night-time sleeping space. I'm OK with that - so long as she waits to be asked to hop up, and she goes to her own bed on command. So we spent some time over the last couple of days practicing that.

She is a lot of fun to shape behaviours with, though I'm finding I have to be very clear in my mind as to what the criteria are, because if something isn't rewarded she will offer something new very quickly.

She did well with 'go to your bed', and on 'hop-up' but if anyone has any clues on how to teach 'wait for the hop-up command without barking in a high-pitched yip' then I'd appreciate the advice.

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