One great thing about K9 nosework (tracking) is you can do it at home with minimal set-up and no equipment, except cardboard boxes to start. It also tuckers-out Batman, who today I nicknamed the “fence-jumping pooper” because, while on our morning walk, he jumped over a foot-tall fence and pooped on an enclosed lawn. I cleaned it all up, of course, but it was rather embarrassing. On the upside, I think our pre-agility and Cavaletti training has really paid off — he cleared that fence both ways, no problem, back legs up nice and high.
Here we are in week 3 of K9 nosework practice — we have moved from cardboard boxes to hiding the find in household objects:
Here is how I taught Batman to be a fence-jumping pooper:
And here is Buja-boarding Batman in action (directions on how to make the board here):
Oh Jennie you are so funny! I have lots of nicknames for Oso too. Today he could have been called “Dead Mice Eating Beastie”. Dan was totally grossed out because the tail was hanging out of his mouth. I was not too bothered because dogs will eat anyhing. He is a dog afterall.
“…the “fence-jumping pooper” because, while on our morning walk, he jumped over a foot-tall fence and pooped on an enclosed lawn.”
Jennie, this is called Hind-End Awareness! 🙂
i just love all the things you do with Batty. Big hugs to both of you.
That was so cool Jennie!!! I love what you and Batman do together, he is so lucky to have you!!
I love his work ethic! And yours too!
You go Batman!! He lost all the puppy fuzz… awww….