Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Little Obedience Addict?

The Child has helped me train scent discrimination articles a couple of times.  He helps put the articles out and move them around as necessary.  Yesterday he didn't want to be left out, so he grabbed his stuffed dog, Bree, and got to work.

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.)

4 comments:

  1. So darn cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Noticed the farmer tan first thing. Such a little man. Next thing you know he'll be drooling over a Gator or a big Deere riding mower...

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  3. I think he is doing a great job with that black doggie!

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