Video of Oscar knocking 'em off
SKITTLES
..or "the statue game"

THE METHOD I'M USING

Another game which is enjoyed by llama and onlookers alike! The idea is to knock lemonade bottles off upturned buckets, moving in sequence from bucket to bucket. The whole procedure starts with targetting a bottle, and progresses through nudging to shoving and on to overbalancing it. I use a clicker for this training working onto a variable schedule of reinforcement when more than one bottle is required to be knocked off. The progression to more than one bucket is gradual, one being added at a time. I have found it beneficial to always have the llama progressing down the line on the (= his) same side, in Oscar's case, his right hand side.

 

 

 

 

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