Great!! Okay, let's take a look at what's happening here.Okay, so I started Lesson 3 with Pru today. We have done four reps of ten, 5 mins apart. She clearly associates the click with the treat as far as I can tell.
She pauses and stops what she`s doing when I click and then looks to my hand for the treat.
The one problem I am facing is that she is very curious of the clicker, wants to tear it out of my hands and chew it.....to deter her I have been putting her on the back of a chair, and sitting on a different chair about half an arms length away from her. But she is pretty determined and keeps flying to my lap where the clicker is to check it out.
Is this okay?
Also, Im noticing that clicking, then grabbing a treat and giving it to her has a bout a 5 second delay between the two, is this alright? Or is it too long?
Great advice, during tomorows session I will try this. I had been taking treats with my left hand from a bowl on the table beside us, and clicking with the right while sitting my right hand in my lap - I was trying to be mindful of the fact that I shouldnt move when I click! LOLGreat!! Okay, let's take a look at what's happening here.
Do you mean four sets of ten repititions? If yes, this is good.
If she is interested in the clicker then I would put it behind your back and make sure that the food is very high value so it trumps any interest in the clicker.
The delay is okay between the click and reinforcer (treat) delivery, but location of reinforcer is important so you want to make sure that she gets it in a position that helps the behavior you want to build. You could also try putting a few treats in your hand so that you can deliver them quicker.
Okay, HUGE clicks for YOU for thinking about your body language when clicking. This is something that people don't think about enough when training animals, but it's important. Animals (dogs, birds or whatever) are aware of our body language and will get "cued" by things we don't mean to do like rolling treats in our fingers, reaching for the bait bag, etc. I see people do this constantly with dogs. So, it's great that you are thoughtful of that. I love the idea of the treats in your left and clicker in your right, I would just have the clicker behind your back or in your sleeve so she doesn't see it.Great advice, during tomorows session I will try this. I had been taking treats with my left hand from a bowl on the table beside us, and clicking with the right while sitting my right hand in my lap - I was trying to be mindful of the fact that I shouldnt move when I click! LOL
And yes, I did mean we did 10 clicks on four seperate occasions, 5 mins apart, LOL
And did you mean above that I should click when she is facing me at attention ad apposed to just clicking at random times and expecting her to react? If so I will do that tomorow as well. I was just clicking it every few seconds regardless of what she was doing.
Hi Montana! One of the hardest thing for me was finding a treat that Eco loved and would eat when we were training. I was used to dogs who found anything edible rewarding.Hi, I'm lessons behind here but reading and catching up. I didn't click and treat for nothing with Valentine the teal. I only clicked and tried to treat - she won't accept treats if she got up on the perch. I can't train inside the cage because there are two grey tiels with Valentine so I wait for her to come out of the cage which she does pretty quickly as soon as I open the door. Then its getting her to a T perch. If she gets up on the wooden perch with a step up command even though she bites the perch first I click and try to give her a treat which so far she has not taken. So just praise her. Maybe she is even too frightened to accept a treat? Still trying. Montana