Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Smarty, so was "sit" the first thing they taught?
I was asking because I've already started clicker training the four-week-old puppies here. We are just in the conditioning phase of getting them to realize that click=treat, but they definitely have that part down now. I don't plan to move to "sit" for a few more weeks and have some other things to teach them first, but I wondered what they do first in a class.
Marj, that would be very frustrating. Is it an anxiety problem? If so, I don't know if this is such a great idea, but I've heard recommendations of giving them something to calm them about 30 minutes before getting in the car so you can break the cycle of getting in the car, getting anxious, getting sick and round and round.
Marj, one other thought... if you can break the upset cycle, I wondered if you could use your clicker training to reward them for making it around the block without getting sick and slowly expand their range for handling it in the car. If it motion sickness, then it wouldn't do any good to treat them for it though.