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After watching Mr. N “bowl” (knocking over pins with his paw/nose), a young relative asked if Mr. N knew how to use a bowling bowl. I said not yet. So after we acquired a child’s bowling set, I set about teaching him how to bowl for real.
We were also inspired by Denise Fenzi’s blog post about posting positive unedited training videos so here’s one of our training sessions. Mr. N was super patient with my tinkering with technology and put up with several mini-training sessions. We’re still experimenting with our new GoPro so this is technically take four.
I’ve been working on this trick with a clicker and shaping (breaking down a behavior into tiny steps and rewarding those small steps until the final behavior). He’s starting to get the idea.