The Hazyland Boys

By TheHazylandBoys


Look who is lying calmly in the background whilst I am working Gollum! When Tango was younger, he would scream from frustration, if he had to wait whilst Gollum and I had fun. 

At first, I just put him in the car, whilst working Gollum as his brain was not developed enough to work on proper impulse control, but a couple of months ago, I started teaching Tango to watch Gollum work without being overly excited. 

You can see here, how we worked on it.

When we first started, Tango was in a crate and Gollum's training was very calm and quiet. If Tango could watch Gollum without barking, I would give him a treat. Once Tango understood that watching calmly meant that he would be rewarded too, I could gradually make Gollum's training more exciting.

And today Tango could watch Gollum have a normal exciting training session without being in a crate and without barking or being silly. 

Well done little Tango!

See you tomorrow
Emmy and the Hazyland Boys

Sign in or get an account to comment.