Who wouldn't like to have an extra helping hand when it's time to bring in the groceries? Maybe you've seen videos featuring people who have trained their dog to bring in the groceries. Imagine how nice it would be if the next time you came home from the grocery store, your furry four-legged friend was standing there wagging his tail ready to help carry everything in. The cool part, is that you can train most dogs this trick just as long as they are big enough to handle it.
If this isn't enough to convince you to train your dog to handle this chore, imagine the looks on your neighbors' faces when your pup goes strutting back and forth to the house with his load of bags! You may find that once you teach your dog this trick, he will insist on doing his part every time you go shopping.
So, the idea is to teach your dog to come out to your vehicle, accept a bag of groceries, and then carry them into the house and wait for you to take them from him. Sounds simple enough doesn't it? Like most really good 'tricks", training your dog to carry the groceries in for you may take several months depending on the breed and his previous training.
Is this type of training important? That depends on how you look at it. Teaching your dog to handle this "important" task gives him a sense of responsibility and that he is doing his part for the rest of his pack. Training your dog to bring in groceries should be left until your dog has reached the point in his growth where he is able to hold the bag in his mouth and carry it into the house. Plus, he needs to be able to do this without the bag dragging on the ground.
Before you get started on your journey to training your dog to bring in the groceries, there are a couple of things you need to gather together to make sure training sessions go smoothly and are successful.