Ever wanted to walk in someone else's shoes for a day?
How about have your dog walk in your shoes? I've been working on this trick FOREVER. Years really. For some reason, it just wasn't clicking with either dog.
Recently, I changed up the way I was shaping the way they put the shoes on, and suddenly, they started to make progress.
Surprisingly, Chewy picked up on it quicker than Oreo, and he's able to take real steps forward (as long as I'm luring him with a treat). Oreo is close, but still needs to figure the coordination out. It's hard for them to keep the shoes on their feet, and to keep the shoes from tipping to the side.
We still have a ways to go, but here is our progress so far. Very proud of both boys for not giving up on this one.
BTW, these aren't my real shoes. I bought them on sale at Target in the kids section for $2. I thought the smaller size would be easier for them.
The hardest part of this trick was teaching them to put the shoes on properly! The walking part is way easier.