12/06/2017 11:31 AM
Malcolm jumps a lot when he is excited, because he doesn't know how to control himself. That's what we worked on today. I used the Premack Principle to persuade him to calm down while I was reaching for the leash, and then we took a step backward because I realized he wasn't ready for what I was doing. We did simply calming himself while I held the clicker, and calming himself while I reached for his treat. He didn't succeed, but he made great progress!