As I mentioned yesterday, I am in my final stages of completing my application for my Champion Trick Dog Title… Last night Mom and I recorded my trick for the scent section of the application, we chose the shell game. We had to video me choosing which container the treat was under two different times, unedited and in a different container each time…Not sure what the catch was but I sure did enjoy those treats!
So my canine friends… Do you want to play scent games with your humans?
Here are two of my most favorite games to play with my Mom:
1. Which hand is the treat in? Mom gets a treat and passes it between both her palms behind her back so I can’t peak… then both hands smell like the treat so I have to sniff extra hard and to figure out which hand it’s in and then touch Moms hand with my paw to pick… If I get wrong I don’t get
the treat and we start all over… but if I get it right I get the treats and lots of praise.
2. Hide and Seek – Mom has me go fetch a toy when I bring it back she has hidden and I have to find her, when I do she throws the toy again and the game starts all over. Mom really likes this game… Don’t tell her, but I know all her hiding spots!
1. Three Identical containers (Flower
pots, coffee cans, pails etc…)
2. Yummy Treats
While your dog’s not looking scent one of the containers and place a yummy treat under it, now add the other 2 containers and encourage your dog to sniff around, when your dog is showing significant interest in the container with the treat say “yes” and lift the container so your dog can enjoy his treat.