At the end of our morning pack walk we need to cross this playground to get back home.
If anyone is here, we do not go near it.
This is after a 1-3 hour hike, which means Ninja is empty.
Ninja also knows not to pee here.
This video was filmed with a cheap point to click camera and it is shaky.
Here you can see an unmotivated Ninja doing unmotivated tricks, with a „Yeah, I`ll do it quick and have my peace afterwards“-attitude.
But I am quickly able to fire Ninja up and spark his motivation. Listen closely how I use my voice to praise and to also to correct him. There is a „NEIN“ when he does something really wrong and a „No“ which is not really as negative, just a quick reminder for him that I want a different action.
But here you see 5 minute video with no treats, just attention and praise as a reward. I train these commands at home using treats or his daily food ration and in the forest I usually do not have treats with me.
So Ninja is doing this for praise and attention and it works really well.
Also note Ninja used to be deadly afraid of heigths… He was shaking in fear the first time I put him on a bench in the forest. So I was extremely proud that Ninja climbed the construction and stood on the „wheels“ at the start. I think stuff like that gives him self confidence and thus motivation.
Sorry, I do no longer have the original Video, so I cannot remove the Intro and not the audio. It is the audio of one of my favorite tv-series „Hell on Wheels“. Enjoy 🙂