Monday, July 20, 2009

First time with Bone Trainer

(also, my first stab at a new camera)


Mim said...

not quite getting it but it was fun to watch

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It won't take long for her to learn to "look" for things.

Debra Kay said...

Oh, they are learning to push the levers aside to get to the treat.

Once they get that part, I put in bone things that block the levers-so they have to removed the bone thing to get to the levers to get to the treat.

Final step is to not put treats under every space-so they have to use their nose to figure it out.

In addition to teaching them to "think" it also teaches impulse control-they have to wait while I load the treats.

Oliver the parrot would have gotten it in three seconds. He solved a puzzle in a day that I took several minutes to figure out WITH the instructions-and I have opposable thumbs.

I try to make his puzzles last my only letting him have them every so often, hoping he will forget what he did before.