Now for the hunt! Rob and I have been doing this on and off for 15 years with many different dogs and it's something they all seem to enjoy. This year we were presented with a new challenge. Morgan and Tsar are too old and delicate to take part in the hunt with all the enthusiastic Water Dogs. We didn't want them getting knocked down or having to fight for a treat, so they had their own hunt before the others.
I'm always surprised by how quickly dogs catch on to this exercise. But I'm also always surprised that some dogs just never do figure it out. Tess has never been able to catch the concept behind this hunt. Every year we escort her to a hidden treat and point it out to her. She'll eat it, then look up at us totally
confused as to what to do next.
The cheese balls were disappearing and everyone was starting to head back to the house.