In todays blog I am going to discuss the necessary tricks you will need to learn to start painting your own masterpiece for your human. This is a very complex chain of behaviors be prepared for this to take sometime to learn.
Paintbrushes (I use the Melissa & Doug Jumbo Paint Brushes which can be found on Amazon)
Containers (I use the Melissa & Doug Spill Proof Paint Cups also on Amazon)
Easel (I am using Little Tikes height adjustable easel... Humans keep your dogs height in mind when making this purchase)
Paper (I use construction paper, drawing paper, canvas paper etc... Mom draws so there is always some type of artsy paper for me to paint on)
Drop clothe (old sheet, beach towel... I'm using a fender cover BOL!)
Paint (Washable children's paint)
Start out with your paintbrush in a container without paint and take the handle with your mouth, your human should mark this with a clicker or marker word and follow up with a yummy treat. Once you have a solid "Take" your human should have you "Take" and then have you "hold" the brush by delaying the click or marker word by a few seconds after you "take" it and then they should mark it with a click or marker word and then give you several yummy treats. Humans once your dog is doing a "hold" you just keep adding seconds to it and start naming it "hold" and then mark it with your click or special word and then treat. Please note this can be a very long process, training sessions should be brief but often (3-5 minute sessions several times through out the day) Always end your training session on a good note so you will both want to come back and learn more later!