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Planning the Tricks for Our Novice Master's Title

26 days ago   |   By Eileen and Dogs

This is not actually how you play the “Roll out the carpet” game
For Clara's Novice Masters Trick Dog title through Do More With Your Dog, we need 15 more tricks to add to the 15 we've already done. I've picked an assortment. Some she already knows fluently, some we can resurrect from old training, and some are completely new. Likewise, my criteria will vary a bit. She can already do paws up on a wall; we'll get it once and that'll be enough. It's something I'll fade out as she gets older. But Peekaboo/center position, where she stands under me and pokes her head out between my legs, is...
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Clara's Tricks: Treat on Nose, Carpet Roll, & Paws in Box

Clara's Tricks: Treat on Nose, Carpet Roll, & Paws in Box

26 days ago   |   By Eileen and Dogs

Yes, Clara has a piece of kibble on her head
Clara and I are learning so much! Here is a quick trick update with a couple of videos.
Treat on the Nose Trick
We are taking the treat on the nose exercise nice and slow. I can now put a piece of flat kibble on the top of Clara's head for a second or two. I'll work up to an actual dog biscuit.
There are lots of aspects to the trick.
There's the Zen aspect: the dog can't grab for the treat as you are putting it on her face. I'm stating the obvious, but most treats coming to a dog's face are heading for their mouth, and trained dogs have a huge...
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