We're so excited to once again be a part of the Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop, hosted by Kol's Notes, and Beagles & Bargains and generously sponsored by Caru, Nature's Logic and The Honest Kitchen. From today until October 30th, hop around the participating blogs for fun trick tutorials and enter the giveaway for a chance to win incredible prizes, including a $300.00 PetSmart gift card and some huge treat assortments!
Ruby has been learning several new tricks lately with a towel prop so I decided to work on "roll out the carpet." This is a great trick for food-motivated dogs that incorporates some problem solving in the early stages.
After rolling up a number of small treats in the towel or carpet, let your dog sniff them out and unroll the carpet with their nose.
After they get the hang of pushing the carpet, try it without the hidden treats and mark/reward the unrolling.
Add the cue once your dog is consistently unrolling the carpet.
To review, the steps for teaching "Roll Out the Carpet" are:
1. roll up a series of treats in a towel, rug or yoga mat
2. encourage your dog to find the treats by pushing the carpet out with their nose
3. once they are comfortable with the behavior, remove the treats from the rolled up carpet and reinforce the behavior with a click/treat
4. add the cue once they are unrolling the carpet consistently
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Kol's Notes, Beagles & Bargains, My Dog Likes, A Dog Walks into a Bar, Wag 'N Woof Pets, Dog Mom Days, Heart Like a Dog, My GBGV Life, ChiPets, Fidose of Reality, It's Dog or Nothing, Sarcastic Dog, The Broke Dog, Tails from the Road.