Meet my new project:
The Skateboarding Pup!
I watched a video by animal behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin, and I was intrigued by the idea of Toki learning to ride a skateboard.
Ok, I know that’s ambitious, considering that I don’t even know how to ride a skateboard myself. But at least it should help Toki get over her mild skittishness about passing skateboarders. And we encounter a lot of them here in Venice.
I’m starting small. In other words, I’m just getting Toki to associate stepping on a skateboard . . .
. . . with some yummy treats.
We repeat over several training sessions, add a word to associate with the action (I’m using “skate”), and . . .
. . . Toki is ready to roll!
Don’t worry Toki! We won’t tackle that until next time . . .