Bailey Jumping Project
Some video of Charlene working with Bailey to learn how to jump properly. The videos were taken on one of those infamous 100 degree plus days that Michigan is not known for. Bailey was not taught how to be an operant dog (offer behaviors) and was patterned trained for her schutzhund titles. So Charlene has had to go back to basics with Bailey, as if she was starting with a puppy and teach her to offer behaviors. You can also see she was not taught to ball with the ball as a reward but Charlene is working on developing that. I think they did use a ball as a reward but they would toss the ball. Rewarding with the ball on the rope is more work but the benefits are so much greater. The reward is given from you and the reward stays in play near you reinforcing if is always good to be near you.