It's been called to my attention that I am being a goober with Ike. I set up these play dates for Ike with Ellie for him to WATCH her and then yesterday I spent a lot of time trying to entice him to do things. "Scary" for Ike things. Drat. Not the point, Julie!!
The good news is that Ike watched Ellie do "Touch" with great interest. This is something we have not been able to master no matter how much we try. Ike's idea of "Touch" is to paw at the object OR if it is my hand, maybe bump it with the bridge of his muzzle.
He also chose to do the SeeSaw out of the blue, and did it correctly. And he played with Ellie.
Unfortunately I am not sure if three positives outweigh 4 "scary" things. It might be a wash. HOWEVER, it has served as a great reminder to me about what the point of this exercise is. And the point is to do what Ike wants and let him WATCH. Not what Julie wants Ike to do!!
3 weeks ago