Schools out for summer and what's a bored kid to do?
Malia's been training the dogs and both she and the dogs have been loving it. I don't know who's been having more fun with this, Malia or the dogs. Mini Mouse especially adores it. I don't know if it's because of the treats involved because it's clicker trained or she just thinks it's fun. Malia taught her sit and lie down and to walk nicely on a leash first. Then she moved onto the "tricks" of spinning around in a circle and to shake hands or paws if you will.
She's been using the workbook for 101 Dog Tricks which has flash cards that rate each trick 1 - 4 for difficulty and on the back of each card are the written instructions for each step of training a trick. It's a neat little book. It's got a dvd with it too. It's probably the best book on training various tricks and we've read quite a few books on the subject.