Today at k9 nosework class, the dogs searched through wrapped Christmas packages to find their odor. Treasure found all of her hides quickly, with an added bonus that I hadn't counted on. With all our work recently with Treasure putting her front feet up on objects, she stepped up on many boxes that she ran into while searching. I knew right away why she was doing it. It's not something she has done at class before.
|Treasure pinpoints the source of the odor ... holes drilled in the top of the box letting odor out.|
I hadn't thought about the implications of teaching her to step up onto objects on her nosework activities. I was happy to see that she just kept searching. She was not waiting on the boxes for treats or a release. She would step up and then just kept walking on to the next box.
After their searches, the dogs got together for a photo shoot which had been set up for them. It was great fun and we got some wonderful pictures!