I have been doing some clicker training with my dogs and having a great time.
I wanted to tie a cloth around the handle and have Jaia tug on that to open a cabinet door, but I couldn't get him interested in tugging on the cloth. I tried another tug toy and a Wubba, but he just couldn't connect it. I finally hit on the right toy. The Flying Squirrel.
I got him tugging on the squirrel, then held the cloth in the same hand so that he sometimes would get the cloth in his mouth too. Those tugs got a jackpot reward.
In our afternoon session, I stood in the same place as I had been with the squirrel, but I had just the cloth in my hand. He picked it up right away. Then I went to the cupboard with the cloth and held it down by the handle. A few tugs on that, and then I connected the cloth to the handle.
This video is of the final steps with me adding the cue. It's cut up, of course, because of some waiting and interruptions. (With 3 other dogs and a husband, it's hard to work uninterrupted.)
But we finally got it. Enjoy!
Jaia Opening the Door
I don't know if this is in the right forum...