Well, I got through the 1st installment of the Jerry Howe manual and it makes sense to me. HOWEver (as Jerry writes the word, probably as a kindof creepy way of using his distraction techniques on US, the humans!), on my first attempt to use the distracting rattle, Emma wants to get the device. Sure, she stopped doing the behavior (going after Sharon's breakfast) and substituted the disruptive grab the rattle behavior.

I can imagine when I take her outside with a can/pennies device, she will go after that one too.
bill
BTW, I'm going to have to use the technique on Sharon to break her from the instantaneous, knee-jerk "NO" command at every little behavior. I want to be subtle, so I think I'll just cough every time...

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