I tried the first session with the strobe light. It worked better than I expected. I took her to a dark room in the basement. Turned on the strobe light and put the hood on her head without a problem. She didn't bate once. Normally when she sees the hood she starts to flip. OK, now my plan is to give her 10 to 20 sessions like that over the next week and gradually let light in the room as we go. This gos fly's at 44 to 50oz depending the weather, quarry, ect.
Later that day... She got a total of five sessions today. I didn't mean to do that many but its working. It seems with each session she gets more use to it. Funny, this morning I was dreading hood training her again. I added a food reward when the hood comes off as well. Being a gos I place the food on the floor and unhood her. I am thinking this might work? The only drawback is I get a little trance myself, lol.
Last Edit: Nov 10, 2005 1:21:45 GMT -5 by shortwingn
Strobe lighting continued. I have now done about 20 sessions or so. Its getting to the point, when the strobe light is on, there is no negative behavior. I have been pulling the braces half tight. I have also started to let some light into the room. I couldn't help myself but to see if this is working. In her mew during the day I showed her the hood while she was on the fist. There was no to little reaction. Not bad considering a few days ago all hell broke lose when I showed her the hood.
Post by shortwingn on Nov 11, 2005 16:34:03 GMT -5
We went out today to do a little rabbit chasing & make the ducks unhappy. By the time I realized it was getting dark I was far from the car. I figured on my way back I would make her follow and if it got dark call her down to the flashlight. About half way back a woodcock got up and bang. I guess to see what would happen I decided to give her hood after she finished eating. Took her up, took her hood and wham its on. Unbelievable!