|Barked: Mon Nov 22, '10 6:08pm PST |
|I helped hubby train his dog to remind him to take his meds on time. I started by setting the alarm clock to go off at the time needed. Then, when the alarm went off, I handed hubby the treat and he gave the dog a cookie. Each time it went off, another cookie. All were done at the same time of day, though I know others that vary the time and just go by the sound of the clock going off...anyway, after about two weeks, the dog would start nosing hubby to wake him up to take his meds and get the cookie.
It worked well enough that even without the alarm clock, the dog knew the time of day and that he should get his treat as soon as the meds were taken. Hubby was even able to go camping with a group of men and they saw the dog start nosing him at various times of day and asked hubby about the dog. One man from a foreign country offered hubby $1000.00 for the dog, but of course he refused. Later, we wished he'd accepted because the dog showed some traits that were not SD acceptable and we had to rehome him, but he did do a great job of reminding hubby of med times. LOL
Come to think of it, I should train Brycone to remind me to take MY meds! I am always forgetting to take them on time...Thanks~~~
Hope that helps with some of the training. Blessings,
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