Kimberly Buchanan

Also, I have found that dogs will develop a stronger communication when they EXPECT the handler to come in and pay quickly. By building that expectation (give it 2-3 weeks or so) then an ever-so-slight delay you will find that the dog will look at you wondering WHERE their reward is!

I know it seems counter to what we want as an end-result but it does work! You just need to watch for that hesitation at odor, make sure that the hides are do-able and the odor is not too hard to detect (like the one box) and be sure the reward is a high enough value to override the environment. (Sounds simple, I know, it can be complex. 🙂 )

When we get to inaccessible hides, remind me, and we’ll possibly make an adaption if needed. 🙂

Keep working at it, you two will get there!

Kimberly Buchanan
Joyride K9 Dog Training