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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Challenge

Not so long ago I did a post with some images of Gopher having his body out lined in treats. I was flattered when our good friends at Finn Howard gave it a shot.

In the original image Gopher has his head up, but I hoped to be able to do this with him laying flat. Well another slower visit night offered us the opportunity to attempt this trick. The few visitors we had that night assisted me in placing all of the treats so that his body was out lined completely. 

Here are the results.....

 Complete body outline.

See how close they are to his nose. (They do blend in a bit, but look closely and you will see them.)

The tail even stayed still.

Even along his back.


Gopher stayed in position for several minutes, and when released very gently went after each treat reminding us of Pac-Man.


He stayed sitting rotating on his butt, leaving the outline nearly perfectly intact. (See the tail section on the right side of image?)



The home stretch.




It is a fun trick an extension of his "wait" command which provided a foundation for "leave it" command, both necessary for his safety in some medical environments.

So here is the challenge!!

1. Do this with your own pooch.
2. Take a picture and send it directly to us at: chadandgopher@gmail.com by June 30th, 2012
3. We will post the images in a July entry for readers to vote on. 

The picture with the most vote wins. Well actually everyone wins because they get to teach or show off a trick their dog can do.

The winner will be sent two Gopher Trading Cards (Series 1 and the yet to be released Series 2) and a brand new fleece tug toy!

Tell your friends!

GOOD LUCK

16 comments:

  1. How awesome! We have been practicing!!

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    1. Thanks. I love your pic and that Gopher served as an inspiration for this trick.

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  2. Hey Gopher!
    Wow, this sounds really difficult! I'll see if I can manage it and I'll add your challenge to the Blogville Community Calendar to help get the bark out.
    BTW: Finn sent me over to meet you.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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    1. Thank you so much, and for stopping by, I just started following you and look forward to learning more about you.

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    2. Just a reminder entry deadline is coming up!

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    1. I did, first one and only one so far, here's to hoping there are more. Thank you again for all of your support.

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  4. Hi derr Gopher, furstly I loves yoor nayme, eets cool! Sekurndly ma mummery is gonna try dis chalernge wiv me dis weekernd butt I'z dunno if I'zll be any good at eet or not, butt we can try! heehee! Eet looks a lott of funn n praktiss tho heehee! My nayme is Posie by the waay, pleesd to meet yoo! love n likkers, pdorg xoxx

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    1. Best of luck Posie, we look forward to your entry.

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    2. Just a reminder entry deadline is coming up!

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  5. GruffHello there! - count me in - having Little2Legs in the family I am well versed at ignoring what is put around me - jeepers, this may be a competition I actually stand (or sit - ha ha!) a chance of winning - I will be back! x

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    1. Best of luck, we look forward to your entry.

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  6. What a great idea!!! We will have to give it a try. I'm a therapy dog too, and I can do the treats on my paws trick, but this will be much more challenging!

    Come stop by my blog sometime. I even have a page on how to be a therapy dog because my mom gets asked that question so often. theworldaccordingtogarthriley.blogspot.com

    Garth

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  7. I look forward to checking out your blog, best of luck, we can't wait to see your entry.

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