SNIFF, don't BITE!
I would love to begin nosework and sniffing with my 5 month old male, especially for my time constrained and/or rainy days. Just wondering how I can get him to sniff at the cups, rather than bite them? I had a trainer who came by say to start with a treat underneath the first 5 times, then switch to some thing else... I don't think it's working. Maybe he is just too excited, should this happen after walks? After meal time?
Maye better that I use something like cannabis or a birch wood instead? Something that I know he won't bite at, but will grab his nose's attention.
Similarly, he will bite at spoons or whatever that have peanut butter on it, so I threw it on my finger, which I think I kind of taught him to lick, but I am not sure he understood it. I put it back on the spoon and he started gnawing on it.
I'd say this goes for picking up random objects, as well. Would love to to have him carry around the paper, or my socks, or what ever... but he ends up ravaging whatever I hand him. So I abandon those thoughts for the time being.
Also, he isn't 100% obedient yet, but he does have [sit, wait, okay, come, down, leave it] down fairly well. Heel is an ever frustrating training.
Last edited by jae; 07-31-2012 at 11:45 AM.