A blog about dog training and dog breeding…and other sundry matters

Puppy Chronicles–Day 51

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thank doG for Dogs!  At the end of the day I look forward to coming home to my crew and training and playing with them.  They are always happy to see me, even if I come bearing medicine.  They are a great stress reliever, too.

The lil’ stinkers got their very own bowl of real puppy food (which was really kibble with gravy and ground beef).  I served it to them in Cody’s dish because there’s an tacit understanding in my household that the other dog’s food always tastes better than your own, even if the other dog was served the exact same food that currently sits untouched in your own dish!

They eat Cody’s food anyway, even when they have their own bowl of puppy mush nearby.

Clicker training has started.  Today we learned to do a nose target.  It’s amazing how fast these puppies will learn.  This is the ideal age to be training because they learn so quickly and are capable of learning so much.  Right now I’m teaching them how to learn, using operant conditioning, so that they will have foundation that will serve them for their entire lives.

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