Monday, January 13, 2014

Focus Fun & Tricks

Over the winter break Mom & I took a class called 
Focus, Fun & Tricks

The main objective of the class was to learn how
put fun into our training sessions,
  and build a better bond with each other
 by using personal play (just playing with each other)
and toy play together.

We also did clicker work letting
 us, the dogs, 
do the thinking to figure out 
what we were supposed to do

We worked with a box
like this one 

When we started, if I got near the box
Mom would click and give me a treat
Then I had to touch the box to get my treat

Mom kept wanting more interaction with the box
and before long I was getting IN THE BOX
to score my treat!

Mom then decided to see
 if we could do something with a mat

Like this one

The goal was for me to go to the mat and lay down
It didn't take me long to figure that out

When we were making these videos
I first thought Mom still wanted me to 
get in the box

But I thought it out and went to the mat

Like a GOOD GIRL!!!!

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We are The PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta


  1. Looks like you all had some fun training there. Makes for a good rainy day game. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. What a fun class. Bet you will get an "A"

  3. What a great learner you are!

  4. Brilliant! You are absolutely brilliant!
    Happy Monday,

  5. I'd never figure that out....too complicated for me! (Actually I'd just forget what I was supposed to do on my over to the mat! : )

    Love, Gampy

  6. THAT is AMAZING... you did a superior job of getting your treats. We are very PROUD of your hard work.

    There are super thingys in the auction fur Tweedles. GREAT VALUES!!!!

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    1. Sorry ... our mama is crazy ... hitting delete!?! DUH

      That is pawsome! We'd NEVER do that ...

      Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  8. Good job. But boxes are for cats :)

  9. Gosh-- you babies are so smart! Mommy needs to learn some of those things to do for me- to make more fun for me. Such a great idea. Can you think of something so that a live human being can come into this house-- without my continual crazy barking,, or how to ride in the car quietly? Maybe your mom has some ideas-- cause she sure makes like fun for you.!
    So many nice things in the auction,, and we are so grateful for all the donated treasures and bids to help me!

  10. What a pawsome trick. Lady wants to use the clicker for us, but Phod is terrified of it. You are very brave! Lee and Phod

  11. Wowsa! You are so smarts!! Ma has to do more thingies like that with me...she forgets that us smart doggies get naughty if we don't have new thingies to learn! wells, I like bein' naughty anyhu, butts thats neither here nor there..BOL
    OMD, Ma was SO LOUD yesterday, I thinks I lost the hearin' in my 'weird' ear!!!! HOLY COW PATTIES!!! WOOOOHOOOO NINERS!!! Okays, now comes the hard parts...Seattle. pfffffft! Ma says no problemo!
    (I'm wearin' ear plugs Sunday...just sayin')
    Ruby ♥

  12. That sounds like a very exciting thing to be doing with your human and you look like your having lot's of good fun :) Milo & Jet

  13. That sounds like a very good idea for a class. I like when my human and I get to play together - especially when there's something to stimulate my little pug brain and also potential to earn treats. You did a fantastic job going to your bed and lying down, Greta!


  14. The clicker can be amazing or scary. To me I am scared of the noise!