Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Teaching "Wipe your paws"
Im working on teaching Stark to wipe his paws. Hes pretty much got it, we started with hotdog pieces under a towel and eventually faded away to just a towel and after a couple "wipes" (more like digging) he stops and looks up at me like 'thats what you wanted, right?' Ive been doing it with a clicker. Just one question, I was trying to fade out the towel and just have him 'wipe his paws' wherever he is at whenever I ask. But, I cant get him to do it without the towel. And, I cant find anywhere about anyone who has faded out the towel... is that something youre not supposed to do with this trick? Or can someone tell me how to get him to understand that its not the towel that makes the trick... its what he does with his paws.
Thanks in advance!