those of you with fids, clicker training is just
important to socialising and bonding that I cannot
enough that you should get into clicker
if you have not done so.
I got into clicker training about two years ago,
realised that this was my key to getting recall as I
going to let Tinkerbell fly. You all agree
a fid to fly without recall can be
target stick training was so very important to me.
the initial bend down and bend up and bend left
bend right to touch the target stick to get her
and treat, I went beyond. As Tink gets bored
too many repetitions, I had to think of other
but still involving the target stick.
had to walk along sofa to get that target stick.
flew to perch to walk and claw her way to 'touch
Tink had to pull that target stick on a
to 'touch target'.
that was to make sure she got to love that target
are shots of her doing that.
her recall, my arm for her to fly to was inches
and at level of her feet. The target stick was
at her to entice her to hop and flap to me
with voice cue of "come here". When she
and flapped across, it was click and treat.
was extended to a foot and then a couple of feet
her to flap her way across to me. While the visual
to her was the target stick, it was the click and
together with the voice cue and bend arm to
her. The distance was then extended to 5
can see that in the photos below
can see how I use the target stick as a lure to
her on recall to me.
I faded the target stick away depending
voice cues alone.
the clicker was faded away and now her treats are
on an irregular basis, from none at all to 4-5
is regularly recalled from 20-30 meters and beyond
those who are not flying fids, it will also be a
good idea to train for this recall. It is fun to
and fun for them to learn.
may come a time you are so glad that your fid
and respond to recall.
- wife, Tinkerbell - CAG & surrogate daughter
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