Jill Delarue (she/her)
I'm at the very beginning but I'm working with all three of my pets to see if I can connect with them on a new level. I work in a totally unrelated mental health field. Love gardening and hiking.
So it seems that my two learners use the buttons to compete for my attention. For example, one will ask for something (like play) and while I'm playing, the dog will ask for a treat. I can't decide if the problem is that I'm paying attention to the other, or it one of them using the board reminds the other that they could also ask for something. Any other experiences like this? What worked for you?
This is how tonight went. Gryphon’s body language says he wants to play, I walk over to where he has three buttons close together (food, play,pets). He pressed food, so I got him a treat, then he attacked my ankle. 5 minutes later, he pressed food again, got a treat again, attacked my ankles again. He jumps on the dog, (who then pressed food twice), he climbed my leg, the lays on and bunny kicks pets. I can’t do it. I’m imagining my hands getting ravaged, so I say, “pets later, play now” and model play. Also all this was happening while I was cooking and I may have set off the smoke detectors.
Hello all! I’m new here. I actually have three pets and am working at teaching them all at the same time. I have a ten year old chihuahua mix (Franklin), an 18 month old cat (Maze), and a nine month old kitten (Gryphon). I have had the buttons for 18 days today. Gryphon is consistently pressing “outside “ when he wants to go out but hasn’t pressed any others, Franklin pushes “outside” with prompting (tapping on the button) and pushed “food” once. Maze has just started to notice me pushing the buttons. I love watching the differences in all my learners.
I just thought I'd introduce myself. I am a beginner, but am starting with all three of my animals at once. I have a ten year old chihuahua cross (Franklin), an 18 month old cat (Maze) and a 9 month old kitten (Gryphon). The kitten has picked things up the fastest and is consistently pushing "outside" with no prompting aside from waiting.