Monday, December 3, 2007
Training Challenge: Laundry Poaching
Here's a post where we need your input, dear readers.
Kuvasz are intelligent, silly and a delight to be with. The problem is that if you don't find good games to play with them, they will invent a game and train YOU. This is Biggie's new game (developed in the last 2 days) if he is loose in the apartment and I'm trying to do work or something else that doesn't involve food:
Ignore readily available chew and squeak toys.
Wander quietly into bedroom, rummage in laundry basket.
Appear silently in front of Mommy with dirty sock or underwear in mouth.
Stand just out of reach.
Wait for Mommy to notice.
Make Mommy chase. Run only as fast enough to keep Mommy close, but not close enough to grab.
If Mommy doesn't see right away, approach again, letting sock or underwear dangle more.
Shake head vigorously from side to side, or pretend to eat the clothing.
Repeat as needed.
While he's an equal opportunity sock stealer, he only takes Mommy's underwear. That was probably TMI.
Yes, I could confine him while I am doing other things, or keep him on a leash. But Biggie's in his pen or crate during the day when I am at work, and sleeps in his crate at night. So it would be nice to have him out of the pen/crate for a while.
Any suggestions? (I will post my current strategy in a later post.)