treadmill starters advice
onyx 5mo staffy bull
set the mill up with him watching me. had a bowl of yogurt and gave him fingertips of yogurt. got him over and ontop with the yogurt, just fingertip amounts. i gave TONS of positive praise to keep him there. i took him off and turned the mill on its lowest setting, again same lure settings. he would raise his paw and lower it at the end of the mill. turned it back off lured him over with the same tech's. he gets on and i have his harness on to hold him in the chance something does go wrong. i turned it on lowest setting and he goes in auto squat mode. i only tried for about 30sec to get him to walk then shut it off. i go him to come over and stand on it a few more times before putting it away.
this all took over a 10 minute span. attempted to walk on the mill on for about 30sec.
question is for the gang that has been successful with the mill, is this a typical response for first intro's?