Since March 5th we have had Forbes, a young Australian shepherd from Oracle Aussies in Milton, staying with us. I am recording a lot of my training sessions with him right from the start of shaping new behaviors. Too often the training movies that you see on Youtube are too perfect, they are demonstrated with a dog who already knows the behavior, or training hick-ups are just left out. I am putting myself on the line and showing shaping right from the start. Here is the first edited movie for the simple behavior of targeting to a mat. More will follow up, the bottleneck is finding the time to edit them all!