Verbal cues (voice commands) and visual cues (hand signals) are two of the most common behavior cues for training. But did you know that any stimulus can be a cue for a particular behavior? 

I got the opportunity to experiment with an olfactory cue while enrolled in Karen Pryor Academy. It was exciting to teach Kuna the scent of rosemary as the cue for 'bow'. Three years later and he still knows the behavior like the back of his...er...paw!

On our Facebook page, I posted a video of the cue and behavior and got a lot of people asking, "Howdya do that!?"

So, I whipped up this easy-peezy video showing the steps!

You can view it on YouTube by clicking here: http://youtu.be/VC4aw_xS_Yo

Or watch the video below:


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AuthorEryka Kahunanui