Alina & Yuna

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Hi everyone, I'm a vlogger/artist/activist and I live in Germany with my husband and a dog named Yuna. Love spending time with them in nature or our beautiful garden. I studied literature, culture, media gender&queer studies 😅
For weeks I could not find out how my learner Yuna managed to reset and re-record her Tricks button.. until now 😅 she claws them from the sides and sometimes the little lever (or whatever it's called xD) gets pulled to the recording function. (Yes we did some tricks after this of course 😊)

If you're keeping the buttons on top of the HexTiles, and not changing what's recorded on them frequently, you could maybe wrap a piece of tape around the base of the button so that she can't flip the switch so easily. Or if you don't want to attach adhesive to the button, you could cut up a vinyl envelope/binder insert into strips, wrap it around the base and tape over the vinyl?
Thank you! Yes, I will try tape first 😊 
Hi, I was wondering if there are people here whose dogs don't play with toys? And what you used instead of play buttons? 

My "problem" is that my dog Yuna is not interested in toys at all (I tried so many things but nothing got her interested) unless it involves food. She loves retrieving a fur dummy or a dummy filled with food and loves doing tricks that I will reward with food afterwards 😅 I had a button that said Treat but it was for anything food related. She only used that button even when I modeled other words/things she likes (cuddles for example) for weeks. So I am kinda starting with Outside again but was wondering if there are dogs that aren't play motivated as well 😊
What if you replace the "play" button with a "tricks" or "training" button? Learners tend to be more likely to press buttons for things they really enjoy doing, so if she doesn't like toys or play for the sake of play, it might be easier to motivate her to press for one of the more motivating activities.
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Daphne doesn't play with toys either. Her entertainment is sniffing games that I have to set up for her which always involves small bits of her favourite treats. She loves to practice tricks (sit, lie down, left paw, right paw, stand up), again because she gets small bits of her favourite treats. I recorded a button with "words" because I say "use your words" when referring to the buttons. I've only recently incorporated pressing the "words" button into our practice sessions. I've only used it in one session so far so she hasn't caught on yet. I could record "game" or "practice" because those are motivating activities like Kellie suggested, but I can only do those things on my own time so I was thinking I don't want her asking for that. I may end up going that route though. We are both still figuring it out :)
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Does she like brain games like puzzles or a snuffle-mat that involve finding treats?  If she does you can incorporate play with puzzle or snuffle-mat.
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