Posts Tagged With: Crate Games

Revisiting Crate Games by Susan Garrett

Today since it was raining, I got our the Crate Games CD, and brought in Stewie’s travel crate. We have not done this formally since last winter, but Stewie remembered it. He has a memory like a little elephant! We had a great practice with some of the games, and the cat was a handy distraction.
Tomorrow I will bring over my son’s dog Cleveland to really up the distraction factor.

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Try to tire out the Terrier

This winter has been really tough to get Stewie enough exercise. We haven’t been spending much time outside. So we are doing a lot of activities in the house. We practice go on’s to a target at the end of the hall. We also practice our contact behavior using a mouse pad. We are learning a new trick that is supposed to be good for hind end awareness, putting his front feet on a stool and circling around it. I call it the Elephant Trick! We started shaping that the other night. Stewie already knows to put his front feet on top of the stool. I will take some pictures soon and post them. 

Winter is also a great time to practice start line stays and verbal releases, and Crate Games, Stewie loves that! 
Any good ideas to tire him out, please send them our way!
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Crate Games!

I brought Stewie’s portable crate into the house, and tonight Stewie got in it and wanted to play Crate Games! So I got our Crate Game CD out and did a little refresher. We did quite a few of the games last winter and they were fun. Stewie was much better in his crate at trials this past season. It has a lot of fun games in it and is great for doing some thinking games when it is too cold to exercise outside.
I would recommend this DVD to anyone who uses a crate and wants their dog to love it.
Click here to go to Susan Garrett’s website

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