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    Default I must be crazy..

    I started teaching 2 new intro agility classes yesterday...(luckily only ened up with 7 dogs so will combine them to just one class)..plus started a Shaping class with Riley...that's in addition to classes with Robbie Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's..oh and let's now forget the dog related meetings the first 3 Monday's of each month..

    Yep definitely crazy...I don't think I had a life before the dogs
    Debbie, Riley and Robbie

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    I bet you didn't have nearly so much fun! Good for you for teaching, you will do a great job. I love shaping. We did 101 things to do with a box with one of mine in class and it was amazing. It is also how I taught one of mine to do a down after everything else failed using shaping. We have also taught them some fun things that way. You have got to love this stuff!.
    Molly and Murphy (tri), Katie (ruby), Casey (B/T),Spike the wonder pup (tri), Suzie (tri) and Penny (blen)

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    Sounds like challenging fun, though you will be very busy!!
    Karlin
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    Sorry...newbie here. I'm curious, what is shaping?
    Lindsay, Andy and Gracie (our 11 month old Blenheim bundle of joy!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gracie's Mommy
    Sorry...newbie here. I'm curious, what is shaping?
    Shaping is basically clicker training..using a clicker and treats to shape a behavior ..you break the behavior into small steps then shape the steps into the end behavior..

    For instance we were working on getting my lab into a box..we started with a click and treat for looking at the box..then to get the click and treat he had to touch the box..then he had to put one foot in a box, then 2 feet in a box, then 3 feet in the box...then all 4 feet in a box...once you shape the behavior then you can give it a command..

    Lab in a box..
    Debbie, Riley and Robbie

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