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March 21, 2005

The "Touch" Game - Part 5

KristieJorgensen.jpgBy now, if you have followed the steps outlined in the last four articles in this series, you and your longeared buddies have probably mastered the basics of the "touch" game. Now you might enjoy expanding on that concept and adding more tricks to your bag!

I started doing some research on Internet, and found a number of really great websites with information about clicker training and equines. Here are several of the links I really enjoyed:

http://www.clickryder.com
http://www.on-target-training.com
http://www.kbrhorse.net/tra/clickr01.html
http://www.equilog.com.au/clicker
http://user.cavenet.com/parkerk/default.htm
http://www.kersur.net/~santa/indexCTezine.htm
http://equisearch.com/train/ground/eqclicker2134

There are many, many different tricks that you can teach your donkeys and mules using the clicker training philosophy - anything from basic care and handling to fancy circus tricks! Just follow the links above to get some ideas, and let your imagination run wild! Once your donkeys and mules learn the rules of the game, it's a game they won't want to stop playing!

Kathy Dynge is one lady who has used clicker training to teach her donkeys many tricks. One of her donkeys, Ranger, even performed on The Tonight Show a few years ago. Here are links to more information about her donkeys and the tricks they have learned.
http://www.angelfire.com/or2/ranger
http://www.orednet.org/~jrachau/ranger.htm

Just start out simple and before you know it you and your critters will have a whole repertoire of trick learned!

Happy Clicker Training!

Kristie Jorgensen
LongearsMall.com

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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at March 21, 2005 09:28 PM

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