Animal Behavior Consulting in Weaverville, NC
Musings on animal behavior
We love the fetch-the-treats-going-up-and-down-stairs game on nasty days! I just keep my treat pouch with me, toss a treat to the bottom of the steps (dog goes down :o) and then recall to the top of the steps to me for another treat! We build in Wait at the top of the steps so the dog has to wait for a release cue to go down and get the treat. Then we can also practice Sits, Downs, or whatever at a distance while to dog is at the bottom of the steps. Great training and exercise game!
Creative ideas! Will have to try them on my high-energy dogs as the days get shorter and we can’t get out for as many walks! We generally bundle up and head outside in all seasons – perhaps do some training – I also have a treadmill that my one heeler just loves!
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