Saturday, 20 April 2013

kitchen training for dogs

It's been a while since Penny and I have played games in the kitchen, so I thought I'd post this 'warts and all' series of clips from yesterday.

I placed two familiar toys in the doorway of the kitchen...

...after throwing an assortment of toys around the floor. (I have no idea why I did that, seeing it had nothing to do with the training except to add some confusion, but I enjoyed tossing them out of the toy box and seeing Penny dash joyfully around.)

The idea was for me to show a toy to Penny and she would go to find the matching toy.

She was pretty good at it, seeing we haven't played this game for nearly a year. I didn't react to the wrong toy being fetched, except to continue to ask for the correct one. It was funny to see her tail drooping as she realised she wasn't going to be praised for the wrong one.

However, it was lovely to see the wagging tail the rest of the time.

No one watching her could doubt there was some problem-solving going on. Have a look!


Mitch and Molly said...

You are such a smart girl! We loved watching you "find this one", Penny!

Love ya lots
Mitch and Molly

parlance said...

Thanks, Mitch and Molly.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We love all your toys. They are pawsome.

parlance said...

Lassie and Benjie, I have made a resolution for myself not to buy any more toys. She has plenty already. But it's so hard to pass a pet shop and not look at the fantastic toys for dogs.

Margarita S. OddPower said...

She's such a smart dog!

parlance said...

Thanks, Magarita.