I don't know the answer to this but I wish I did. This is something that came natural to Spice and was easy to capture. On the other hand, I have never seen Royal shake anything and no matter what I do I can not motivate him to do it. I would love for him to learn to shake something!Unrelated to throwing a blanket...
But I just watched that video of a border collie shaking a pillow.
I'd like to teach my dog to "shake" a toy that she picks up on command. How would I go about teaching her this if she doesnt offer this behavior naturally?
Its impossible for me to just "capture" this and click the behavior because She NEVER shakes toys on her own. She only shakes once in a while if were playing tug BUT rarely.
I've been trying to capture that head shake/tug while were playing but she rarely does it and I've literally been playing with her for a few days and I've clicked the behavior every time she does it but after doing this for a few days She hasn't picked up on it at all ... Sooo I'm stumped..
I've also tried with different toys ie: pillows , towels , toys , ropes of different sizes and shapes and things she never plays with to get her excited but shes not giving any new behaviors. Definitely no shaking.