The HIDE trick!
your command Rover will hide one of his eyes! So cute and a trick every movie
star dog knows. The technique for HIDE YOUR EYES is very similar to SHAKE.
So come on, letÕs brush up on some movie star dog basics!
Directions: Simply acquire a spray bottle with water in it. Call Rover
over to you and have Rover sit. Say "Rover, HIDE!" and give a GENTEL
MIST in the direction
of Rovers face. Aim for the general face area.
can have multiple reactions to this. At points some of my Rovers have tried
to 'drink' the water, run away, shake their heads, and also hidden their eyes.
Adjust where you spray, aiming for the ears for the shaking of the head, and
eyes for HIDE YOUR EYES.
starts to HIDE on spray, simply repeat, saying HIDE before you spray, giving
Rover a chance to do it. Reward him every time he hides his eyes and stop
after a couple shake and sprays! After a while, you will not have to spray
anymore, just have the bottle in your hand and say HIDE. This will then progress
to you only making a spraying motion with you hand and saying HIDE.
I prefer using this method. Not only is it more convenient, but it also prevents
water from irritating Rover's eyes. Follow the water directions, but instead
of using a spray bottle, just gently blow in the directions of Rover ear.
alternative is to use a piece of tape and place it below Rover's eye. Make
sure it is a very weak brand, and stick and un-stick it on your hand or pant
leg a couple of times first. This way it will still stick on Rover but will
come off without some of RoverÕs fur! Follow the water directions,
but instead of using a spray bottle, use the tape.