Georgie Learns to Spin

Georgie’s latest trick is spinning in a circle. We’ve been working on this over several days and she’s really starting to get the hang of it! Check out the video clip below.

Now, the interesting thing about training is that sometimes what the animal learns is slightly different from what we are teaching. I was going to teach her to spin counter-clockwise. So, I started by clicking and providing a treat whenever she turned a little bit that ways. She got it pretty quickly. But, not only that, she started offering a spin in both directions!

She offers the counter-clockwise spin much more often than the clockwise spin. But, in each session, she’ll offer the clockwise spin at least a couple of times. She’s definitely one smart rat!

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