Teaching Santino a new verbal cue for spin right (clockwise). Transferring in new cue/old cue format. New cue: verbal "Twist" / Old cue: visual right hand spin. Video done without editing so showcase process live time.
(a) Benefits of short timed training trials: three 60 second training mini-sessions.
(b) short play sessions in between training trials.
(c) high rate of reinforcement (ROR).
(d) cuing other simple behaviors for variety.
(e) warming up the clicker and old cue first.
(f) fading out old cue to smaller increments while introducing new verbal cue.
(g) benefits of reinforcing stationing while Santino waits for further direction.
Ended third mini-sessions with new cue and my "slight" body rotation to my left while fading out right hand visual cue.
He is such a wonderful pup and one of my best teachers!