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May 25th, 2012
By Eric Letendre
Great news here at the Letendre domicile.
Rach found out last week that she is pregnant and we are both very happy.
I knew something was up a few weeks ago. You see, she started doing something she NEVER does.
Something I’ve never seen her do.
She started taking naps every day.
She and my little dog Martini go to the bedroom around 1:00PM and nap for about an hour.
When they go to take a nap I go to the kitchen and make some lunch for Rach.
The funny part is Martini.
She is in bed snoozing away but as soon as she hears the fridge open, she races down the stairs and immediately parks her little body next to me.
I laugh because I am very quiet but Martini’s hearing is so tuned in to the sound of the fridge opening she responds very fast.
This is a perfect situation to train because I “expect” Martini to come racing when she hears the fridge.
Expecting is defined as:
“To look forward to the probable occurrence or appearance of.”
I know that Martini is going to come racing as soon as I open the fridge. Since I know this, I can call her name and the command “Come” and use this to reinforce the recall command.
Once she gets to me I can do some more training because she is “expecting” a reward.
Expectation can be very powerful when it comes to dog training.
It can be used in many different situations and there is a lot more about this in The Dog Training Inner Circle:
I’ll be expecting to see you there:)
All the best,