Even when we are not working, you have to keep the mind sharp. Kota gets bored easily and it’s a challenge to keep his mind working. One thing that is effective is making him work for his toy. The toy gets placed in a variety of locations and he has to figure out how to get it without damaging anything. On this trip, we were camping for the weekend and decided to place his toy on the vestibule of the tent. He tried to figure out the “puzzle” for a few minutes and once he figured it out, he was able to quickly get the toy every time.
Kota is so toy oriented, he even brings one along when we are out training. This time it was a stick that he found, sometimes it’s the Frisbee, sometimes a ball….