This morning I bought an item at the Home Depot, which we had used in class yesterday to encourage the dogs to "go on". It is designed to hold various screws/bolts, and is called the "ClearCan". We filled it with treats, showed it to the dogs and then threw it over the jump. There is an opening at the top, which you can squeeze and the treats will come out. Oreo was receptive to it in class, so I bought a couple for home. I knew exactly where they were in Home Depot, because I have spent countless hours hanging out in the bolt aisle with Jeff. Did someone say BORING? Every time Jeff builds a motorcycle, we have to look for shiny bolts, and it takes forever to find the right ones!!!!! Home Depot never has the ones he needs, and we always end up at the local hardware store. Jeff spent $40 today on the tiniest bag of bolts, and that is not even enough to put half the motorcycle together! The bikes Jeff builds are absolutely gorgeous, but does anyone really notice the bolts? Hope the guy buying the bike notices them! Anyway, I felt happy about my $5 purchase of two bolt holders for the dogs.
Here is what it looks like, if you are interested in trying it, they were $2.38 a piece at my Home Depot:
I used it today in the yard, before I switched over to Oreo's ball, and he was really enthusiastic about running after the bolt container.
I took this video after the dogs were already quite exhausted. Oreo was doing really well with our "go on" practice, so I wanted to get it on video before I brought them inside for a nap.
Must admit, it was nice not having to run as much! Notice how I pretty much just stood in one place. Don't know where that airplane came from! We rarely hear planes at our house, just cars and trucks.