Some days Billi isn’t all that motivated to learn new words, and that’s ok! All of this is voluntary, so she can choose what she wants to participate in. ⠀
This is the first day “scratch” was introduced, and the other aspect of modeling this word comes when she scratches something. If it’s one of her scratchers then I respond with “good scratch!” “Good” is her bridge when we do positive reinforcement training so she associates it with doing the correct thing. If it’s a piece of furniture I respond with “no scratch”, which she knows means something she shouldn’t be doing. Both of these things reinforce the new word.
Billi is a female domestic shorthair, she’s 12 years old, her favorite word is mad. Inspiration from Hunger4Words (check her out on IG).
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