Teach your dog to put their toys away – PART 2 – Shape Fest 2012 [video]

on August 25, 2012

Here’s part 2 of the tutorial of how to teach your dog to put their toys away using Free Shaping. Free shaping is rewarding approximations until you reach the final behavior without giving any prompts. The dog offers behaviors and you shape them.

“Put away your toys” is a cute and helpful trick. I like using Free Shaping to teach this trick because you never get stuck having a verbal cue or pointing for you dog to get the toy. With this technique, your dog learns to go directly to the next toy after putting one away. Let me know how this works for you!

This tutorial is for the 2012 Shape Fest. Any positive dog trainers can post trick tutorials using Free Shaping, just put in the title “Shape Fest 2012.” Feel free to post your tutorial/s as a video response to this video too!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Thanks!

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