The last photo I posted of Chase with the dumbbell was from early on in his training. We’ve been practicing for some time now (well, a couple of months since he came back from Canada), and I’m getting a little enthusiasm for some of the more distasteful aspects of learning obedience. Look — we have ears! I know they aren’t in their full, upright, and locked position, but — they aren’t pinned against his head.
Part of the reason he cooperates is that he gets treats when he holds the dumbbell until I say “out”, and part is that he is permitted to lounge in the client chair — since we have no visitors at the office today.
Such a good boy!