So we found the first thing (OK second if you county the cat ; ) we need to work on with Krok.
We started the coffee grinder and quickly realized he doesn't like that type of noise. He doesn't seem afraid, really. But he barks and wants to get it. Gets him excited. Same thing will pencil sharpener. Loud, sudden noises don't bother him....balloon popped and he didn't flinch. Stereo music is fine, too.
I need to vaccum, but I don't think that would go over well at the moment......
Right now, we are using "leave it" and having him sit, stay for a treat when the noise happens. You can get him to divert his attention to you, but you really have to work at keeping it.......he breaks away and you have to call him back again to sit. You can tell he wants to sit for a treat and focus on you.....and he does......but in his heart, he's dying to get the pencil sharpener. lol!
Are we taking the right approach to training him on this? Is there a better way than calling him away, making him sit, telling him stay and treating him?
I know he is very good and smart......blankets got him all crazy at first and he wanted to bite and pull at them and any shirt or socked foot nearby. But in just a short time, we have him sitting on the floor on a blanket with the kids while they read. The noise thing is a bit more challenging, but I know he can do it. Just looking for the best approach.