Monday, July 25, 2011

Traffic Cone Exposure - Mixed Results!

Taking a rest on the traffic cone
One of the most important duties as a puppy raiser is to expose the pup to as many real-world items and situations as possible: sounds, sights, smells, textures, etc.

I thought I'd take advantage of some large, orange traffic cones that are blocking off a landscape-under-construction on the training path here at The Seeing Eye.

I placed one cone on the pathway, let Vinson smell and investigate it and then proceeded to walk him back and fourth past the cone.

He did quite well at ignoring the new item, but he must have decided he was tired. When I asked him to sit next to the cone, he slowly melded his "sit" into a "down" and relaxed on the pavement, as seen in the photo.

One thing's for sure - Vinson won't have an aversion to traffic cones.

1 comment:

  1. i tried this with my dog we seem to have nearly the same results!