Tuesday, August 13, 2013

getting interesting....

OK, now our nosework is starting to get a little more interesting!

Put two identical containers (with holes in the lid) on the floor, and bring in the dog.  One container has the scented tin inside.  Dog needs to "search" for the scented container.  Reward, reward, reward, reward when then get it right! Reward again.

Yesterday, Oreo's lightbulb came on, and I think he's really got it now!  Yea Oreo!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KotXY3wKYQ

Chewy is doing well too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csp5w3-Qkzg

Next step will be to have 4 identical containers ~ 3 dummies and 1 scented.

We've had lots of people/trucks at our house lately for the garage construction.



When the dogs start getting really amped up/barking about men & trucks, I've been bringing them to the basement to do nosework.  Completely distracts them!  It's awesome.  But, I think we'll all be happy when the construction is over!

8 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

you will be finding every cedar tree within a 5 miles radius in no time :) :) They looks like they are having so much fun

Diana said...

So funny, when Oreo first walked in, he thought " oh the elephant trick". But that lasted a split second and he got it!!!

Dawn said...

Katie got over being shy parly because of all the contractors that were coming and going. Bet it makes Oreo nuts though...Really BIG garage!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

I wonder if Jeff is going to put a tv in the garage and more importantly how big of a big screen tv is Jeff going to put in there. That garage is huge!

Chris and Ricky said...

I like the "searching" that goes on on the other side of the gate in the basement. :) Both Oreo and Chewy are doing so well. Noseowrk looks like lots of fun!

Lilli said...

I love the way how Chewy sits and "marks" the container. He would be great on doggy nose jobs like searching drugs :D

-Lilli-

andrea said...

SO COOL i love nosework :D

betty said...

I love the construction site watchdogs! Aloha.