Heather, Roo & Wichita

A lab mutt and a pitbull learning to talk
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We set up buttons on March 31st and Wichita has been pressing buttons really enthusiastically. Roo is watching and waiting....

Roo actually hit a couple buttons!! 😁

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Roo actually pushed a couple of buttons today!! I worked with him to press β€œtreat” while I was holding a treat, then while I wasn’t holding one, he also hit β€œdinner” instead of treat once, first time he’s hit any button other than treat and and button without a treat being held at it. Then he was sitting by the back door obviously wanting to go outside, so my husband took him over to the board (while I had Wichita occupied in the kitchen), and asked him if he wanted to go outside & pointed at the button and Roo actually hit it!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
Wichita has been talking every day and even making requests for Roo sometimes, so this is a big step for Roo!!
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Multi learner question

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We introduced buttons on March 31st. My pit bull, Wichita, loves the buttons, I'm logging now and he's at about 19 words per day average. My lab mix, Quintana Roo, is very interested, he runs over to watch any time I model or Wichita presses buttons. If we really, really try hard, we can get him to press a button. Wichita has started asking for things for Roo....example "Roo Roo Outside" when Roo is sitting by the door.

I know it's normal for one dog to pick it up faster than others. And given their personalities, it's not really surprising. But my husband asked the other night if Roo thinks the buttons/board are Wichita's. My immediate response was Yes, I do think Roo sees the buttons as belonging to Wichita. We model for Roo and ask him what he wants too, but he waits for Wichita to respond.Β 

I don't really want to add an entire separate board due to cost and space. But I might add an "outside" button near the door and maybe a "play" button by the toy box, as those are very motivating words for Roo. But that has to wait until my FP order comes.Β 
Anyone else in this situation? Any thoughts or advice? Thanks!

New Words!

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I broke down and bought another set of LR buttons since DHL can't give me any info on when my FP order might arrive. I added "All Done" and "Love You" this morning. After we got back from our walk, I modeled "walk" "all done" Wichita immediately stared down at the "all done" button for a good 20-30 seconds, then hit it with his nose. I hit it again and he stared again. Then I modeled "love you" and hugged & kissed him. He again stared at the button and then hit it with his nose. I wish I'd videoed it, I wasn't really expecting anything since this was the first time modeling these new words, but it was really cute.
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