Monday, June 14, 2010
Cha'Cote, trailer loading video
This is Cha'Cote's first time loading with ME on the outside of the trailer too! He does not do well with approach and retreat in the traditional natural way. He does better if you help him through it, than backing him away. He mistakes the "retreat" as part of the lesson and we end up farther and farther away from the trailer. He's an odd little duck, but it works for him! Also to note, I noticed he was having a harder time getting his back feet in, as he was not confident at all about backing them OUT. I decided it was time to turn him around IN the trailer, but still be safe at the same time. I noticed a big difference today letting him get out that way. He was more comfortable going IN, because he was more comfortable going OUT. This is as close as we came to OLL3 audition today!