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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
I've never taught anything like that, but to me it sounds like the perfect situation for backchaining - teaching the end of the behavior first. So I'd start with teaching her to "take" and "give" things to you, (use whatever commands you want) then I'd work with her by the laundry basket or a garbage can so that when she drops whatever she has, it goes in. Work on that for awhile, marking and rewarding her for dropping something into a variety of different things to generalize the behavior, and then gradually move further away, starting with just a step or two, so she has to actually go to the basket to drop something in it. You can name the various places to drop stuff so that you can send her from a distance and she'll be able to discriminate between them.
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