Saturday, November 15, 2008
Inspired by Steve White and my cousin I introduced "Nose Games" to my Puppy and Basic Manners classes. One of the games is finding food in plastic containers with wholes in the lid. All puppies and dogs catch on very quickly and love using their noses. Hiding the food under wash cloths or dish towels is another favorite. Or hiding a toy under a sheet or blanket and letting the dog sniff it out is a favorite of Rylie, my Cattle Dog.
The video shows another simple game that is now being used by many dog trainers to help dogs learn to use their noses.