Thursday, April 5, 2007
Today I start to teach my dog to be my hearing dog. I am starting out with touch, which is to get him to nudge me with his nose on command. That will be looped into a series of behaviors that he needs to do to get my attention, show me what is making the noise, and come back to get me. This is fairly easy, it will be harder to teach the fire alarm. He's supposed to come to get me, then run to the door, not back to the fire alarm. Only to me and the door. I'll explain how I train touch in the next post.