Obviously for service dogs, this is an important lesson - that not everything on the ground is there for their own enjoyment. But I wondered, could Rita (definitely not service dog material due to her fears/issues) handle the challenge? We've been working on our down/stay, so I decided to try it.
|As you can see, success!|
Now, in the interest of full disclosure, we also feed a bit of wet canned or homemade food mixed in with Rita's kibble, but I wasn't about to smear that on the floor...
|"Maybe if I close my eyes this will be easier."|
|"Or maybe I'll just look out the window."|
|"When is this going to be over, Momma??"|
We're still working on the "leave it" command.
You can see a slide show of all the pups that rose to the kibble challenge here. Great photos!
How would your pup do in this challenge?
(If you feed raw or wet food, you're probably going to wanna pass on finding out!)
Happy slightly-less-wordy Wednesday.