Behind the Scenes of Greatest American Dog: Teamwork

travisandpresleyEpisode 3, TEAMWORK

Our first challenge this week was the tangled leash. At the beginning of the competition we were all given a sheet with a list of commands that our dogs needed to know. Things like sit, stay (long distances), jump, go around, role over, shake with both hands etc. There were at least 30 commands on this list…. my first reaction was, “yeah right!”

I soon realized that if I would work on them one at a time and make them fun, turn it into a game, Presley loved it! All the things we had learned up to this point were about to be put to the test. Take a look.

(Video with commentary)


Elimination Challenge, Week 3

For this challenge, we were put on teams and given five individual tasks to choose from and then one team task. I chose to have Presley push the cart. We practiced by first teaching him to put his paws up on something. Then, asking him to hold it for long periods of time, all while remembering to reward him for his success and making it fun. Then, we found a trash can on wheels and started working with him on pushing the trash can across the room. Next thing we knew…. he had it mastered!

Here it is:

See you next week!!!

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Positively Expert: Travis & Presley

Travis and Presley are best known for competing in and winning CBS’ Summer Reality Hit Greatest American Dog. After winning the CBS competition, Travis and Presley have traveled the country entertaining children while teaching them life lessons. Their demeanors changing in such a positive way inspired Travis to create an eight-part series...


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