Keisha in the dryer
I hope everyone had a happy new year! I haven’t written an update for awhile now because I’ve been so busy! I mentioned last year (that sounds so odd because it was only last month!), that I was going to teach Keisha to take clothes out of the dryer. Well, it turns out that she was still a bit too short, but just before I started this entry I managed to “introduce” her to the dryer.
She is still a bit too short to reach the bottom of the dryer, but I put some towels in the bottom and used a bright pink sock for her to find. We all know how much husky’s love socks! I wasn’t worried about if she was going to pick the sock up or anything this time, and just rewarded her for putting her head in the dryer, and then for touching the sock with her nose or mouth. I didn’t use a command, but just clicked and gave her a treat to get her use to things. I also hid some tiny bits of treats through the towels for her to find.
Well, Keisha, being the curious puppy that she is decided to explore the depths of the dryer! Of course if putting her nose in the dryer got one treat, putting half of her whole body in must get a whole bunch of treats right?! I couldn’t resist. I had to take a picture. She climbed all the way into the dryer to hunt through the towels and all that was sticking out was her tail as she wagged it around! I managed to take a quick picture of her as she poked her head out to see what I was doing!
Now that I know she’s not affraid of the dryer, or the loudness of sounds when she pokes her head in there, I will continue teaching her to help me do laundry!