Tuesday, August 10, 2010


The other day we came across one of Pam's great instructional vids. This one really resonated with me.

OK, I admit it, I get wacky when I see people, other dogs, birds, squirrels and more. Pretty much anything that moves makes me wanna go check 'em out, chase 'em, play with 'em, say hi, and more. Hopefully I don't scare them so much they want to run for their Kohler toilets, BOL!

Sometimes my wacky side is completely misunderstood by folks. We were happy the other day at practice when one of the instructors said right away that I was a loud greeter, she totally got me! But nonetheless, this behavior could use some work.

So we loved this trick in helping me have a little more self control when out and about. Wanted to share with it you too! It's the surprise party game...

We're gonna give it a try and see if it works fur me. Not a whole lot of ops to try it out here in the wilderness, except for some squirrels. But, we'll keep you posted.


  1. Very cool! Thanks for sharing. I use hand targeting a lot, I think I'll try this too. Thanks also for the 4-paws-in-a-low-box suggestion- giving that a go too!

    Cara and Wriggley

  2. Hey there!
    This is a great video! I found this a few weeks ago and used some of these ideas for my new Hungarian Mudi pup, who can be a little sensitive (reactive) about meeting new people. I have just had him for 6 weeks, so we are finally settling in to a routine, but the surprise party game is a fun one for my tool bag! Visit us a Dog.Nerd.101!!


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