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Mango Double Hooping - VIDEO
Posted on July 27, 2008 by freshwater

Now that Mango is comfortable with the hoop trick, we're working on double passes through the hoop.

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The Art of Cueing
Posted on July 19, 2008 by freshwater

Both of my fish have now learned some "tricks," and I have been working to attach cues to these behaviors. We're getting there, but I have made mistakes along the way. Here's what's been going wrong and right:

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The Zen of Fish Training
Posted on July 19, 2008 by freshwater

My goldfish are like the chickens I trained at Bob Bailey's Chicken Camp; they are very detail-oriented and very literal. Goldfish and chickens are thus great species for revealing trainer flaws! (Part of the fun of training is becoming a better trainer.)

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Mango Smoothie Shoots Some Hoops - VIDEO
Posted on July 06, 2008 by freshwater

Mango has a realization: "Ohhh, so swimming through the hoop gets me a treat.  Hey look, Ma, I'm hoopin'!"

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Hoop-Dee-Do (Behavior #7: Hoop)
Posted on July 04, 2008 by freshwater

Mango Smoothie is making progress with her Hoop trick.

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