This week was an interesting one which may have scarred poor Phod for life. I decided I wanted to do some clicker training (known as TAG - teaching through acoustical guidance in my line for work). I got out my clicker and started with Phod. Turns out poor Phod is TERRIFIED of the clicker. He acted like I was going to beat him. Perhaps a clicker was tried in his last home or it reminds him of something horrible that happened. He ran and hid. Hailey is not scared of it and in fact likes it, but it so stresses Phod out right now, we have put the clicker on hold.
The tricks we are working on:
Receptive Id of Dish (for Hailey only as this trick also terrifies Phod. I show him running to hide in one of the videos).
Pardon the video quality, I did this on my phone.
Video 1: This is Hailey receptively identifying her dish in a visual field of 1. You will see Phod hiding.
Video 2: Hailey's Take it
Video 3: An outtake. This is what happens when I don't do training in the bedroom with one dog!