Crate Games
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Crate Games

  1. #1
    SharonaZamboni's Avatar
    SharonaZamboni is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    772

    Default Crate Games

    I've read a bit about crate games, and it sounds like something we would enjoy. Also something to do inside during poor weather . Most of my searches end up with Susan Garrett, but her DVD is $30. Has anyone seen it, and is it worth the money?

  2. #2
    Beerfish's Avatar
    Beerfish is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    960

    Default

    I'm not really sure what crate games are other than the obvious implication. One good game I've played with my previous lab and now my new pup is 'sniff it out' I put the lab in one room and then hide treats in reachable locations in another room (obviously not in dangerous or places you do not want them near.) I then call pup into the room and have him sniff out his treats all over the room, with the odd helping point or motion of the hand. Nice little game for in doors.

  3. #3
    Tanya is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    7,797

    Default

    I saw a demo and heard only good things about it but have not tried it myself. I may order it with my next wave of books though!

    a user here did try it with her new puppy - luvmydogs2much (with her Nola) so you can ask her (she may miss this thread)
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

  4. #4
    brody's Avatar
    brody is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    ontario canada
    Posts
    3,895

    Default

    if you want a dog who loves a crate, has decent sellf control and a good stay crate games (the formal SG program) helps with all those

    it's not quite the "games" aspect people might think though
    http://andrea-agilityaddict.blogspot.com/

    I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do. H. Keller

  5. #5
    SharonaZamboni's Avatar
    SharonaZamboni is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    772

    Default

    Ah. Bean loves his crate. I did some stuff just for fun, had him crate and wait while I left the room, then called him for a treat. Then sent him back from another room for a wait. He loved it!

  6. #6
    kassabella's Avatar
    kassabella is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Wellington New Zealand
    Posts
    9,926

    Default

    Some of the games we play inside are the find games. I vary them.Which hand is the treat.They have to sniff which hand and tap the one they think the treat is in.Put a treat into a treat toy and hide it.

    I do things like teach them tricks as mental excersise. Bow, high five, roll over, get my slippers, or put my shoes away, pick up toys, or the ones I wish I had never encouraged...open the door. Seem like a good idea at the time.

    In the crate I get them to touch the door to open it.
    In and out by going in one door and out the other. Then sit, then lie down and stay. I am doing this with Tessa to get her to like the crate.
    It took me ages to get Erns into a crate. Now he goes and closes the door. At the moment I have to lock it as he is too hard to get out and I want him moving with his hips.

    Kassa 25/11/01 - 09/02/05 O.S Jaw cancer forever in my heart.
    Ernie 25/11/01 adopted May 05
    Sam 11? adopted Nov 06 - 18/12/07 Lyphoma
    Tessa. Rescued June 2011.
    Bone Cancer Dogs org.http://www.bonecancerdogs.org/
    http://kassabella.tripod.com/kassabella/
    http://collarsbychris.weebly.com/

  7. #7
    Luvmydog2much's Avatar
    Luvmydog2much is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Windsor Ontario
    Posts
    3,424

    Default

    I bought only because it was only $30- and got my money out of it. We're still working on it, its a process not something to be done once or twice, we do it every night

    Love it so far, Nola is enjoying her crate more than the poltergeist puppy she turned into the first night she was crated!
    'Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.'
    ~ Michelle Held


    Rhys, Ruby and Nola

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Crate Games
    By justine in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-25-2010, 09:02 AM
  2. hehehe- watching "crate games" tonight
    By brody in forum Obedience/Tracking
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-04-2008, 10:06 PM
  3. Fabric Crate VS Wire Crate (Travellers)
    By Tanya in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-23-2007, 07:57 AM
  4. Games with your lab
    By chocco_23 in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 01-20-2007, 03:45 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19