Hachi and R have become best friends very fast!
I have been teaching Hachi new things. He's "learning how to learn" at warp speed. I've been working on "impulse control" games with him, where he has to resist the urge to pounce on the jackpot of treats and do something else to earn them. In one of the games that we've been playing, he must make eye contact with me to earn a treat. I hold a handful of treats in front of him, either in a closed hand or an open hand depending whether he has the self control to have the treats in his view. He needs to look away from my hand to make eye contact with me to get a treat. That's the first segment in the video that I have below.
The second part of the video is Hachi meeting a treat dispensing toy called a "Bob-a-lot". It is super fun to watch him experiment to figure out how to get the toy to give him treats. He even tries the silly approach of barking at it.
I hope that you enjoy watching the Hachi cuteness as much as I do!
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