Today we decided to start training Champ how to be a movie star (should the opportunity arise) just like his great-great-great grandpa was in Disney’s White Fang. The foundational skill of any celebrity dog’s repertoire is to hit a mark, or in other words, to plant those front paws on a designated location on verbal command and stay there.
So Joe made a mark board and this afternoon we gave Champ his first lesson.
They say a dog who loves to eat is easy to train. I’d say that’s the case with young Champ. He’s a growing boy and no amount of food seems to satisfy his appetite lately, so he was all too eager to hit his mark and earn some treats!
And Melvin’s not too cool for school either. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? He was overjoyed at the chance to prove his smarts with a mark board.