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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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I've been working with Gumbo on a new trick and he's really made some progress. In the middle of vigorous play, I'll get the toy and hold it just above his nose, sometimes touching it, and will tell him to 'wait' until I say OK before getting it. He's getting quite good at controlling those urges! My ultimate goal is to get him to balance a treat on his nose ... we'll see!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 02:20 PM
 
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He's so cute, and smart too!
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Ohhhh yay Gumbo!!! That's awesome Steph!!!!!!!

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 04:09 PM
 
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I've taught Kiska to do just that! And you are definately going about it the right way! It took us a long time, but he seems real smart so you may be doing it sooner than you know!
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WTG!!! That's great!

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 05:48 PM
 
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How cool Steph! I don't think you will have a problem with acheiving your goal.
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that's cool! but does gumbo have enough nose to balance the cookie on? just kidding, jade!


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way to go Gumbo. He'll get there steph, and sooner than we expect i'm sure.
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WTG Gumbo.he is so cute.We used to do that with our boxer.She got to where once we said eat she could flip it up and catch it.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-19-2005, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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He actually let me put a treat on his nose last night and waited til I gave the ok (looked a little cross-eyed!), but dropped it before eating it. He's so smart, but so STUBBORN. Getting him to do 'down' when he doesn't want to is like dealing with a cranky 3 year old.

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I tried to teach my Dobe, Scarlette, to balance the treat on her nose. Every time I tried she did the crossed-eyed thing and I would get laughing like crazy and she would get all excited and not do the trick. We finally scrapped that idea.

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but does gumbo have enough nose to balance the cookie on?


BTW, that pic is adorable!


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Way to go Gumbo!!, Jade you've got to take a picture of him balancing for us
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^^^^what he said.^^^^ we need a pic of the balancing act!


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