I would like to give our beagle something to do to keep him from getting into trouble. I think giving him a job will help him since he doesn't like loud noises. He does like to find his toy or bone.
Hello Tina, A good place to start is to show pup a large treat and allow them to sniff it. Next, hide that treat somewhere easy and tell pup to "Go Find!". Let pup see you hide it at first. As pup learns "Go Find!" you can then slowly start to hide the treat in a harder location out of sight, to encourage them to use their nose. Give hints if they seem really discouraged or confused. Once pup can find treats, you can hide things like a dog food stuffed chew toy, specific toy, multiple treats, a person they know by name - like a family member, ect...When they have learned the names of things, how to go find using their nose, and have practiced enough to understand the game, you can also recruit them to help you find things you would like to find also - like practicing Go Find with the remote control or your slippers, then having pup actually find it on a day you really loose it, rewarding with a separate treat you give when they do find it, since you don't want them chewing on the remote. Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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