Renathan allowed Lisle a single piece of jerky for both of these action, and gave him lots of pets and lots of praise. He was glad that Lisle was really starting to get this well! Renathan then positioned himself to where he was standing behind the chiryma, holding the reigns carefully but firmly. Lisle finishes the piece of jerky quite quickly. Renathan then decided to keep going, working him through all of the commands he'd worked on today so far. He turns the creature to the left by suggesting it with the reigns, and then to the right, and then to the right again. Then, Renathan straightened the creature up and pulled back ever so gently, and Lisle backed up quite well. Renathan stopped, and gave the creature a strip of jerky for his trouble. Then, Renathan started up again as soon as Lisle had eaten the jerky. Left, Left, then Right, and a Left... Then back. Renathan then gave Lisle another treat. He felt quite good about these tricks, so he decided to move on to a different training bit.
Renathan decided that the next most important thing to start would be the 'go' command. Renathan had already decided how to get the creature to do this one, though it wouldn't be as intuitive as the ones he had previously. Renathan used his legs to squeeze the sides of Shy Guy in order to make the creature 'go' while mounted. However, Renathan decided to do something different with the chiryma, especially since he had to start the training without actually putting any tack on the creature yet... Renathan decided that in order to train this, he would simply give the reigns a flick. He figured that doing this and then beginning walking forward himself would start the creature off, and then he could just flick the reigns to maybe instigate the same behavior in the continued training. Renathan started off behind the chiryma again, ready to begin the task of working on this behavior.
 - [START of 'Go']
Last Edit: Feb 4, 2019 19:00:20 GMT -6 by Renathan
At that, Renathan carefully held the reigns in his hands, and then gently gave them a flick; the hop traveling up the reigns and gently jumping on the chiryma's face on either side. This flick didn't cause the creature to move forward, but did catch Lisle's attention. The creature glanced back at Renathan, curiously. Renathan gently pushed the creature using one of his arms forward, tapping him gently on the haunch. Then, Renathan took both of the reigns in his hands again, and sent a quick flick down the reigns again, up to the creature's head as gently as possible. Lisle moved forward a few steps, and then Renathan insisted that he go forward again by flicked it again. Lisle started forward, and before he could stop again, Renathan asked him to move to the left for a moment. Then, Renathan pulled back on the reigns just enough to make him back up a second. There; now he seemed to get it!
Renathan leaned forward quietly and allowed Lisle to have another piece of jerky, as well as giving him some petting and praise. Renathan was quite proud that this was going so well; but then again, the guide on training chiryma did say that the creatures tended to pick up mount training with hardly any work... It was quite amazing to see it in action though. It was almost like these creatures were designed to be mounts, perhaps even better than equillion from what Renathan had seen... He wondered about that. Renathan waited until the chiryma finished his piece of jerky, and then he continued by standing back behind the chiryma, holding the reigns taut; and then he gave them a flick. The chiryma started going forward, and Renathan followed him at the same pace, keeping the reigns up in a practiced way. Renathan then pulled back on the reigns to make him back up; and then moved forward to give the creature a piece of jerky.
Renathan gave the creature lots of praise and petted it's back carefully as he waited for a moment for it to finish the jerky. He was quite happy with the progress already but he was also planning on letting the creature have a break after this one before continuing. He knew that the creature was going to be sore if he kept doing this, no matter how gentle he was, at least at first. He planned to go back over this for the next few days as well, so he hoped to come back and work on the 'stop' command in a day or two, depending on how Lisle felt. As soon as the chocolate colored chiryma finished his jerky piece, Renathan started again, by moving back to the position behind the creature, and then holding the reigns at the way that he would be if he were on the saddle. Then, Renathan gave the reigns a flick.
Renathan was pleased whenever Lisle immediately started forward, he didn't seem to find any issue in this command at all; even though it was completely wordless. Soon, Renathan pulled back, and then gave the creature a piece of jerky for his trouble. The mammalian then decided that he was going to run Lisle through all of the commands they had went through so far today again, so that the creature would certainly be able to keep this in mind. Renathan flicked the reigns to get the creature to move forward, and then turned him to the left, then to the right, had him back up, and then stopped to give him a piece of jerky. Yes, this was working very well so far! Renathan ran him through the commands again, punctuated with a piece of jerky again, and then flicked the reigns again to get him going forward in a straight line. So far, so good! Renathan decided to call it quits for the day, and go back through it again in the morning.
Renathan was back the next day with Lisle, who was still molting and quite itchy it seemed! He was a lot more comfortable with the lead now, and wasn't challenging Renathan with it. He was glad, because he didn't like letting large animals off of a lead in public due to some more aggressive animals he'd seen owners just allow to romp in public that were dangerous. He didn't bother with leads for baby creatures unless they were highly aggressive, but when they got older, like Lisle, it was absolutely required. Renathan was glad that Lisle wasn't being too aggressive about it, despite his cranky attitude at times. Today, Renathan wanted to work on the stopping command, and make sure that the other commands had stuck from the day before's work. Renathan made sure to get right behind Lisle as per usual, and then he took the lead by the reins and got ready to work on the newest training bit.
 - [START 'Stop' using the lunging method with a lead and false reins]
Last Edit: Feb 4, 2019 19:00:39 GMT -6 by Renathan
Renathan flicked the reigns, holding them in his hands with a practiced firmness otherwise. Lisle seemed to remember it decently enough from the day before, moving forward at the beckoning of the rein movement. Renathan allowed him to go forward for a while, and then applied the pressure to have him turn left. Lisle began moving to the left, only having a bit of an issue with his weak leg. Renathan didn't give him any indication for a moment, and then he turned him to the right and they kept walking. Renathan made sure to keep up, holding the reins exactly the way he would as if he were up on the saddle instead. He wanted to make this as easy as possible to remember for when Renathan began teaching tack up. It should be quite easy he figured, because he had already taught tolerance. Renathan then pulled back on the reins just once, quickly. Lisle was used to backing up when Renathan pulled back.
Lisle stopped, confusedly, and looked back at Renathan with bright but also frustrated blue eyes. He had done well though; and Renathan gave him a lot of praise, pets, and a piece of jerky for the trouble. Lisle squints at him at first, but takes the jerky piece based off of Renathan's pleased reaction to his action. As soon as Lisle had finished his jerky, Renathan started again. With a flick of the reins, the chocolate colored chiryma began moving forward. Renathan was careful to keep himself behind Lisle without any issue, holding the reins surely. Renathan then asked the creature through the reins to move to the left, then to the left again, and then to the right. All of these things were surprisingly done quite well by Lisle, though his leg was still giving him trouble. Renathan was certainly beginning to believe the whole chiryma learning mount training quite quickly thing, with hardly any training, because Lisle was going excellently.
Lisle took to the commands as easily as could be expected, and maybe even a little more. Renathan was continued running him through commands without any difficulty. Renathan then pulled back on the reigns quickly again, and Lisle stopped, just a tad slowly, but no big deal. Renathan gave him another piece of jerky and plenty of praise yet again. Lisle took the jerky calmly and ate it, eyeing Renathan the whole time. Then, after he was finished with it, Renathan started them up yet again, running him through random commands. Renathan then pulled back on the reins and the creature actually backed up for as long as Renathan pulled on it. Renathan then let go of the pressure, and reapplied it just once, quite quick. Lisle stopped, knowing that a pull back was 'stop' as long as it didn't last for longer. Lisle had to stop in order to back up, anyway, so it wasn't too hard of a mental jump, even for the chiryma.
The mammalian was very pleased about how the creature had started getting the behavior quite down pat. Renathan gave Lisle another piece of jerky and lots of praise and pets for doing well. They were making relatively quick work of these mount commands, and that was great! Renathan knew that they still had faster and slower to go, but Renathan couldn't think of a good way to train those without actually being mounted and without using verbal commands, so he decided to do that one later, once he actually got to train tack up. Renathan began running Lisle through the commands as soon as the creature was done with his jerky piece, getting him to go and then turn left and right before backing up and then stopping, using the typical commands. Lisle performed these perfectly, and was rewarded in turn. This continued on for another thirty more minutes before Renathan was confident in the memorization of the stop rein command.
Renathan had two other behaviors that he wanted to teach the Chiryma before he grew to adulthood, so he figured; why not today? Renathan wanted to teach the creature how to crawl very close on the ground, and how to lay down. He figured that these behaviors would be incredibly useful whenever the creature was an adult and they decided exactly what needed to be done about his leg; including the option of actually giving him four legs somehow. Renathan removes the lead from the chiryma, since they were in a remote area of the park, and then he gave the creature a quick pet. This 'lay down' behavior might have actually been easier to teach if the creature had been younger, but he was sure that Lisle would deign during this. Renathan decided on the command for it, and then decided it was time to get working on it, giving Lisle one last pet.
 - [START 'Lay Down']
Last Edit: Feb 4, 2019 19:01:34 GMT -6 by Renathan
The idea with the creature for Renathan was to call out the command and then sort of gently push the creature's hind end down while also moving downwards himself. He figured that this would guide Lisle into a laying-down position. He'd seen Lisle lay down like that several times previously, and he was sure that he could get him to do it again. "Lisle, Dormant." He called the command, and then pushed down on the creature's hind a little bit, bending down himself. Lisle seemed confused, standing there, looking down at Renathan as he was crouched on the ground. Renathan stood back up, not giving him anything since he didn't do what he wanted, and then Renathan repeated it. "Lisle, Dormant." Renathan repeated the action again, pushing down on his rump and moving down. This time, Lisle followed him, and both were crouched on the ground, with Lisle laying all the way down as he was accustomed to sleeping that way.
Renathan was glad that Lisle had thus far done a great job! Renathan stays sat down on the ground as the creature was laid down, and gave him a piece of jerky for the trouble. After praising Lisle and giving him lots of pets, Renathan stood back up, and then gave Lisle the command to be at ease. Renathan was pleased to see the creature stand back up. That command had turned out to be incredibly useful after all! Renathan then stood there for a moment before continuing with the training. "Lisle, Dormant." He called this out again, and this time he didn't push down on Lisle in order to get him to perform the action, and this time just dropped down as well. Lisle laid down quite well without any issues, and Renathan gave him another piece of jerky while they were laying down on the ground. Renathan gave the creature a gentle pet and lots of praise.
Renathan figured that Lisle was learning quick enough to pick this up sooner rather than later. Renathan waited until Lisle finished the jerky piece before he gave the at-ease command, and allowed the creature to stand up. Lisle seemed to be doing pretty well with his leg all things considered, though he was a bit stiff bending down. That was fine, Renathan figured, at least for now. He planned to fix that in the future after all, if he allowed it. Renathan stood there for a moment, and then he decided to continue with the training yet again. "Lisle, Dormant." This time, he didn't bend down or anything. Lisle, however, did bend down and laid on the ground quickly. Renathan could not be more pleased at this! He was completely weaned off of Renathan giving anything other than the word for it. Renathan allowed Lisle to get up using the at-ease command, and gave him a piece of jerky for his trouble.
Jewel: Clarifying note - the event is open to posting from now until November 20th. Halloween night is simply the setting. <3 Edited to reflect this.
Oct 24, 2020 11:55:01 GMT -6
Nadia: The Grand Garden Masquerade is open to visitors! Please come along and take part and meet your fellow players - everyone will get something for their efforts, and you may win a grand prize!
Oct 24, 2020 10:18:12 GMT -6
Morgan: I love the face markings on the mature form.
Oct 23, 2020 20:12:05 GMT -6
Morgan: Oooh, the Pengu are so perfect. :3
Oct 23, 2020 19:42:39 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: The Pocket Pet Zoo has been updated! It got for every Pocketpet the new links for those who need them, or wish to adopt one!
Oct 6, 2020 23:39:43 GMT -6
Riku: Congrats to new sarane clutch owners!
Oct 3, 2020 14:22:15 GMT -6
Renathan: Thank you! Xentus really knocked it out of the park! / Ah, that makes sense. -nod- Thanks for letting me know, Xentus!
Oct 1, 2020 15:02:01 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Congrats on your Draconic Growth Renathan/Morgan!
Oct 1, 2020 14:55:36 GMT -6
Xentus: Contacted cubeupload about this and another issue I'd been having, turns out the image not updating may be a cloudflare issue. But, the server is getting an update hopefully over the weekend that'll resolve this
Oct 1, 2020 1:37:30 GMT -6
Morgan: Certainly, I appreciate it! I'm sure it is probably something my computer is doing, it will probably fix itself, but if it doesn't I'll be sure to get ahold of you. :3
Sept 30, 2020 23:57:37 GMT -6
Xentus: Oh let me know if his image doesn't update for you after like a day or so, I'll try to reupload or give you a new code if all else fails
Sept 30, 2020 23:53:40 GMT -6
Morgan: Oh, neat! It is really cool to see the first draft. It really helps seeing the initial thoughts- I do love how he came out even more knowing the starting steps of the journey.
Sept 30, 2020 23:49:00 GMT -6
Morgan: Thank you, again. I know it was a lot of hard work to bring him to life.
Sept 30, 2020 23:46:58 GMT -6
Morgan: You did a great job. c: I love how his face looks, and that wing aura is probably my favorite thing about him. I've kinda associated constellation-y stuff with Morgan's magic before I even had Morgan onsite, and it really ties them together.
Sept 30, 2020 23:46:37 GMT -6
Xentus: I was afraid I didn't apply his concepts very well actually heh. The mask inspired his markings and his face shape vaguely. If you look closely at his wing arua, there's little constellations
Sept 30, 2020 23:43:11 GMT -6
Morgan: I'm sorry I probably didn't give the easiest concept/idea/body type to image combo, but you really, really knocked it out of the park and he came out even better than hoped. <3
Sept 30, 2020 23:34:50 GMT -6
Xentus: I'm so relieved <3 I'm really happy with how he turned out
Sept 30, 2020 23:33:01 GMT -6
Morgan: The more I look at it the more I love him. c: His lightning-bolt shaped horns are awesome.
Sept 30, 2020 23:28:40 GMT -6