Aspen will touch her nose to my hand but not to a target. Ideas on how to teach this? I hold the target to her and she tries to look around it :eyeroll:
Have you tried pointing or tapping the lid? That might help to direct his attention. You might need to build the behaviour in layers. If he looks at the lid, click and treat, do that a couple times then if he makes a move towards it, or dips his head towards, click and treat, then keep building until he investigates with his nose@kmes I'm using a plastic container lid. This is something I kind of touched on (no pun intended haha) early on in her obedience training. I just used my hands and basically used it as a way to keep her attention on me through the session. I haven't done it in a long time. In our first agility class last week, the trainer had us use the plastic lid and Aspen would just look at me haha. Maybe I've instilled a "leave it" too much. I have been rewarding for any progress towards it. If she looks at it, treat. If she starts to move towards it, treat. Hopefully, that will get us there?
@Moonstream - thank you! Good tips!