My Movie Monday for this week involves a "failed" trick that we worked on. The trick was Walking On Your Feet, where the dog puts his/her feet on yours and walks along with you. If you're wondering what I was thinking trying this trick, after a few tries, so was I!
For starters, I have discouraged the danes from stepping on my feet since they entered the house. Who wants 100++ lbs. of dog stomping on your foot? Not me!! So this trick directly goes against what I've otherwise taught them to do. Understandably, it took a while to get them to target the tops of my feet and then to also put their full weight on. Once they were comfortable putting the full weight on, I started realizing that this really wasn't that great of an idea. I was already planning on modifying the trick to have the dogs stay in front of me. Heffner won't fit in between my legs unless I have stripper shoes on. And Bess won't comfortably fit with my flat footed. I finally decided to stop working on the trick and just dork around, which is what the last little portion of the video is. Oh yeah, and this video is a GREAT example of how horrible my timing with the clicker can be. **shudder**
Happy Monday everyone!!