Getting started - read this first!
What this course is - a study in ONE dog!
Factors to contemplate and address as you plot your own course
How to use this course for your situation
Counterconditioning, distraction food or distraction training?
What is Arousal? Is it Good or Bad?
Considerations of Lifestyle, Expectations and Long Term Interests
Distance, Intensity, Duration.
Training Techniques for Modulating Arousal
Begin at tennis courts: Cars, critters and dogs, oh my!
Day 1 - Just starting out!
DAY 2 - no platform yet - winds up with movement - allow sniff and wander
DAY 3 first day with platform - rain makes traffic noisy
DAY 4 adding structure - teaching him to be calm holding a toy
DAY 5 - still allowing a lot of looking; relatively low ROR with platform
DAY 6 - sees dog/redirect/ROR too low/slow to respond
DAY 8 - Both of us making good choices
DAY 9 lots of high quality work and connection today
DAY 10 - ROR should be higher - I'm practicing removing eye contact
More at the tennis courts
DAY 11 - rough day - avoidance and chasing
DAY 13 - very conscious of a super high ROR - 1 second
DAY 14 - addressing some toy hoarding
DAY 15 - Lose him to something; use toy to try to get him back. High arousal
DAY 16 - dog there - high arousal moments
DAY 17 - struggles over a tarp on the ground in distance
DAY 18 - sees dog, high arousal but not too bad!
DAY 19 - very difficult day - high arousal and hard to soothe
DAY 20 - moved outside fence at tennis courts
starting at Sharon Heights Park
DAY 21 - First day Sharon Heights Park
DAY 22 - Use of crate for management with a loose dog
DAY 23 - Lots of platform time this day
DAY 24 - some active play in parking area at park
Day 25 - challenging day; busy park with people, cars, etc.
Day 27 Brain games with low physical arousal
DAY 28 - new parking area - park workers show up close
DAY 29 - first time platform on lawn at Sharon Heights
DAY 30 - Challenging day with high arousal
Continuing at Sharon Heights park
DAY 35 - non-stop background noise at park
DAY 32 - good day even with a lot of distractions
DAY 31 - Heavy focus on brainwork
DAY 33 includes redirection
DAY 37 - struggling with impulse control around toys
DAY 38 - tight leash not followed by aggression - good boy
DAY 36 - good day; handling the world well
DAY 34 - starts with a long wander/sniff
DAY 39 - he asks for platform when scatter is too hard
Day 40 - not much to show! So you get some good training instead
relevant posts from FB not tied to a video
March - before I started adding subtitled videos