25 Aug 2009
Oops! I missed a day of posting again, didn’t I?
Well, just to get everyone up to speed, we started this week off very well. The weather’s great, allowing us to walk in the morning visits, and play in the back yard during the other visits.
I’ve been having a little extra fun with the laser pointer and Duke starting today. My main goal was to see how quickly he would pick up on the fact that “touching” the red dot with his nose would garner him a yummy treat. For a first-timer, he did okay with it. Again, he’s so young I didn’t want to push him too hard. The idea of using a laser pointer is that it substitutes being a target stick. Search for Karen Pryor on the internet as she’s the one who has a lot of information about “clicker training” and utilizing a “target stick”.
Please don’t blame the pet sitter for spoiling Ozzy. I couldn’t take his sad looking face any more about wanting to be outside with us.
Also wanted to show you how much Duke has grown in the last few weeks!