Treibball

I want to teach Lyra some of the basic skills for Treibball — at least, what we can manage in a small yard. I’m watching videos by Donna Hill to get the idea.

The first step is to teach her to push the ball with her nose and not her paws. To begin, I clicked for any engagement with the ball. Then I began to click only when her nose touched. I had to watch carefully to click at just the right time: a moment before the touch. She’d carry through with the touch, but turned to me (for the treat) before pawing the ball. By the 5th shaping session, it looked like this: