Monday, March 28, 2016

The Hunt Is On!

Today it's warm and sunny, perfect weather for a biscuit hunt. Because Syd doesn't play well with others, we let her have a private hunt first.
Actually it was more of a fetch than a hunt. Rob tossed some biscuits and Syd chased after them, brought them back and ate them.
 Then we put Syd in her crate and Rob and I "hid" the biscuits. Some were in plain sight along the path or under the trees.
 Some were a little tougher, on top of the tower and stuck along the bricks. Some we just tossed down the hill in the grass.
 Then it was hunt time. I've had dogs all my life and they still continue to amaze me. Ordinarily if I'm standing outside and Rob lets them out, they congregate around me waiting for me to give them instructions. Not today. Today they came racing out and immediately started searching for treats.
Some searched in groups and some went off to search alone.
 Tess was useless at this for years. We had to lead her to the biscuit and point it out to her. Sometimes we had to pick it up and hand it to her. Now she's a pro and probably scarfed up more biscuits than anyone else.
Mackey has a good little hound nose and found her share of the treats. She was the one who jumped onto the roof of the tower to claim the ones there.
 She even stopped to tell Rob how much fun she was having.
 Poor Sebastian is a little too slow for this game. He followed the others but they snatched biscuits up before he could get to them. I redirected him to a different area and he was able to find two for himself before the rest of the pack came charging into the space.
 It was a beautiful day for a biscuit hunt and everyone agreed that it was major fun. There was not a single growl or disagreement. Everyone knows the rules, if someone else gets there first, keep going and find another one. Now there are nine satisfied dogs resting till dinner time.

13 comments:

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

What a great game and a great day. This is a brilliant idea. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It is such a beautiful day here today too - bet that was one very fun treat hunt!!!

Have a good week - hope this weather lasts - we hear "stuff" happening on Wednesday - NO!!!

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Mitch and Molly said...

That sure does look like a lot of fun☺

Sammy Sam said...

Very cool. Hope that everyone had a great Easter.

rottrover said...

What funballs!!

-Otto

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Great fun! We have a kibble scramble at the river....several actually....usually when we're getting too loud.

Ruby said...

OMD!!!! Nows, THAT'S my kind of game!!!! I loves a good hunt! And when I chase the tree rats, or the roof rats, or the possum, or the racoon, I usually don't gets nothin'!!! I thinks this is a much betters game! I'm goin' to tell Ma abouts it fursure...maybe this year she'll gives me my own hunt! (though, she'll probably forgets how many treaties she left around and just attract more wildlife....☺)
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Casey said...

What a grreat game! I'm telling Momma that we deserve to have a belated Easter hunt.

Nichole Burke said...

I look forward to your hunt photos every year... you can really see just how much fun they're all having!

kathy b said...

oh my gosh. I have to send this to my sister. She will LOVE This. Hooray for sun and Easter hunts

Marjie said...

This whole biscuit hunt is just adorable! It's wonderful that they've all figured out the rules and everyone gets some treats. Glad you got a sunny day so soon after Easter (even though we think dogs can't read calendars - but they sure do figure out an awful lot of time related things, don't they?)!

Two French Bulldogs said...

What fun! It looks like a zoomies kind of day
Lily & Edward

gMarie said...

Your dogs have so much fun! g