Ike's class was cancelled tonight due to the impending storm. I figured I would play with him at home by trying yet again to teach a nose touch and build up his play drive with the racoon tail.
Guess what? Finally, after years (literally) of frustration, Ike is doing a nose touch to my hand. I can't believe it!! I am SO excited and happy. Since his foot target is "touch" we are doing "nosey." I was tempted to steal Cat's "poke" as that's a really nice cue but opted to go with something clunkier instead!
I am so completely surprised but HAPPY!
NOTE: As recently as May '07 I spent a significant amount of time trying to teach Ike to do a hand touch with his nose. See this post. Amazing how things change.
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