Bree is a black lab and picked up on things very quickly.
Here's the step-by-step method:
Teach your dog how to hold the metal article
- use lots of praise and encouragement
Scent the article by rubbing it between your palms
Set out the scented article
Follow your dog to the pile
Dog works the pile
- praise dog when it finds the right article
Lots of praise when dog returns the right article!
(Please pardon the shirtless Child with farmer's tan. It was a hot day, but when he came inside to the A/C he decided to go shirtless... For the first time ever. I can't explain.)