|Bo's Yoga mat is portable and easy to clean.|
|Happy boy, happy pup!|
As part of diabetes alert training, we've been playing 101 Things to Do with A Box. This game is an exercise in thinking creatively for dogs. The idea being for every interaction the dog has with the box, he hears a marker (click from a click or verbal marker 'yes') which is followed by a food reward and verbal praise. I have enjoyed watching Bo find new ways to interact with a plastic storage box in return for a reward. I can see how this game helps to raise a thinking dog. A trait that will be critical to Bo's success as a D.A.D. for Austin.
We have also been playing a game of find it with kibble. I throw the kibble in the air with the command "find it." Then I hide the kibble with Bo watching me and I give the command to find it. The goal is to work up to hiding the kibble without Bo seeing where it's hidden and for him to find it.