Before each "photo" session, we do a couple of training games that emphasize self-control and then a huge exciting reward after I release her. One difference from the past is that we are playing games like tugging and fetch as rewards for a job well done. The advantage to these games is that they make Shyla excited and very happy so she's thrilled to continue playing when my camera comes out.
Her success rate at the "balance a treat on your nose, toss in the air, and catch it with your mouth" is up to about 90%. It's amazing what practice will do!
He looked down at the two of us with a bemused expression. A crazy dog with a crazy human!!! Fortunately, he seems to be friendly with both dogs and humans.
Happy Friday! It looks and feels like winter outside but I'm hoping autumn wins over the weekend so we can enjoy more of our golden world!