The Days of Johann - an agility dog!

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The Days of Johann - an agility dog!

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Trying out the Nina Ottosson Dog Box!

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 07:00 AM PST

Hey...remember when Mum helped me learn to fetch my little furry toy and put it in a box? Well....that was just the first step!

I got so good at 'fetching' and 'putting' that Mum finally felt I could handle the Nina Ottosson Dog Box that was sent to us free by the nice folks at (that's where we wholesale purchase the Nina Ottosson toys that we sell on JohannTheDog Direct) to test out.

So here's how it went...first Mum taught me to 'fetch and put' in a little box that little furry toy, because I am absolutely mad about that little thing. So mad about it that I will carry it around with me all day if Mum let's me.

Then she just translated my 'fetch and put' commands to the little wooden peg and Dog Box from Nina Ottosson. The Dog Box is pretty put a few treats in the box, then the goal is for me to put the peg in the box through the opening and it bumps the place where the treats are, so when I put the peg in the box, treats fall out. There are three graduated levels of openings you can slide into the box (you'll see in the video).

We're just at stage one and two, where I can put the peg (large or small one) in the larger and mid-sized whole, but I haven't mastered putting the pegs through the small whole yet. And Mum can't yet put the treats in the box, because I am more interested in getting the treats in the box, then putting the pegs in first...but we'll get there. Right now she's giving me the treats where they eject.

You'll see in the middle of the vid that Mum threw the peg and it hit the fireplace and made a big noise! Kinda scared me a little, so we had to work through that little scared stuff. I got a little confused, but we worked through it! Then, she decided to throw the peg and make the noise again...didn't scare me a bit that time.

So here's the vid of me learning the Dog Box, hope you like it!


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