Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wall-e 2on2off with nose touch training

It's a beautiful day today, nice and sunny! Just a bit cold. Still, it's an improvement over the dreary winter weather! I headed out in the backyard with Wall-e to do a bit of 2on2off training on the 12 foot plank (which is raised to almost 3 feet). I put the Plexiglas 2" x 2" target there for him to touch, since he hasn't been giving strong nose touches when I've asked, more of a strong head bob. I hopped him on from the side of the yellow and asked him to Spot (his 2o2o cue), then Touch (his targeting cue). He isn't required to touch his nose to the ground unless I ask him to, but he happily nose-touched the target as soon as he hopped into 2o2o, which I gladly accepted and jackpotted!


  1. We've incorporated a nose touch on the A-Frame. I feel like it helps her get her head down and in the right spot. I've never thought of making it two separate commands. That's interesting and sounds like a good idea!

  2. Hi! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!! I watched a video of you doing agility in one of your previous posts. You look fantastic! I did agility for a year before I was diagnosed to have hip dysplasia, but I could never run as fast as Mika and Well-e do because I often stopped to do some sniffing!

  3. GREAT JOB!!! It sounds like everything is coming along really well.