Caisa & Nico

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Apparently there is a "right" way to play nowadays πŸ˜‚

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So Nico is HIGHLY motivated by play and especially balls, but anything you can throw he will chase and fetch no matter where or when. But... Since we started with the buttons 2 weeks ago he has become much more specificπŸ˜‚. If he (or I) presses play and we go outside to where his toys are, he will just stare at me like I'm dumb when I try to throw or engage him with the "wrong" toy (even if it's a ball) until I choose the right one (always the same one though).
And it goes further... Apparently playing fetch inside isn't good enough for him anymore as you can see in the video. He had previously pressed play and he does it again in the video when it doesn't turn out as he wanted (it's in Swedish but leka=play and ute=outside) .

I never thought I would see the day when Nico would say no to playing fetch in any way, especially not his favorite ball,
but here we areπŸ˜‚πŸ’•

Has anyone else noticed any difference in your learners behavior since you started out?Β 
(And I'm guessing it's time for us to start naming some of the toys? πŸ˜…)Β 
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Outside = play?

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So I introduced the outside button three days ago but I have now come to realize that it might not have been the smartest button to start with for Nico. He is highly motivated by play (especially fetch) and all his toys are outside.Β  Play is basically all he wants to do when outside and the first day we did play a lot when we went out and he then started to press the button independenly (to get out and play) . Since I didn't want him to get the button too associated with play we started doing other stuff while outside and he then stopped using the button unless I ask him to.Β 
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I guess the question is if he now feels confused and that I should add a play button to make the concepts clearer?
Where should I in that case place the play button? Inside and having to go out to play, using the outside button on the way, or should it be outside by the toys?Β 
And is it the same advice that goes for a higly playmotivated learner as for a food motivated one?Β 

Thankful for any advice and thoughtsπŸ˜…
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Not living with my learner and in need of some input.

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Hi! Β 
Five years ago my godparents got a puppy and I have been the one responsible for most (if not all) of the training and activities. Because of this our bond is really strong even though I don't live with him😊. Since he is so smart and love to learn new things teaching AAC would be really fun to do. 

But then comes the questions... ΒΆHow should I do it?Β 
ΒΆShould the buttons be at my place, at their place or both?
ΒΆ And should I take away the buttons at their place when I'm not there(when he is learning the words) since I'm almost certain that they won't work with or model any of this?Β 
ΒΆ Does any of you have a learner that you don't live with and how you make it work?Β 

All input or thoughts are of value since I really want this to work! πŸ’•