These are the treats we use for
Step by Step Basketball Training
Final Step - RIDING
and PLAYING !!!
First we clicked
Jessie for touching the ball with his nose.
Then we withheld
the click until he mouthed it more and took the ball in
We shaped this
until he was picking up the ball from our hands.
We held our hand
very close to the basket and as he was kind of throwing
the ball around it would accidently hit the rim, we
Sometimes he would
make a basket by accident and we
would JACKPOT that
Once he was very
consistantly making baskets from up close, we added the
distance criteria. We used a clucking sound to
coax him to walk with the ball in his mouth. It
was very funny because at first it was like his feet
were in cement.
Next we put the
ball on the ground and had him pick it up from there.
We did this because our main goal is to be able tp play
while riding him so he needed to know how to pick up the
ball from the ground !
2 POINTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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