02 February 2013

Laundry Helper

Since before I got Thane to train as my successor, I have used a small wonder washer to do my laundry. I have not been able to use a washer and dryer in years due to MCS (multiple chemical sensitivities). With my recent move; however, I have a washer and dryer in my apartment. The detox process was easier than anticipated.

Today I did a small load of towels and decided this was a great time to begin training Thane to unload the dryer. There are times when I wish I had a more operant dog, but today was not one of those.

His first decision was to try and close the dryer door- afterall it does look much like a cupboard door so therefore I must want him to close it right grin

Next, he decided the dryer door should be nudged back open

Next, he reached forward to look at investigate the dryer opening

Finally he peered inside at which point the words Inside, Mommy Needs worked great! One by one, *Inside, Mommy Needs* and I had the entire load of towels in my lap vbg

When I first learned I would have a washer and dryer here, I thought teaching Thane to unload it would be a complicated thing. Our partnership has been hampered for at least three years from multiple medical problems and a moldy environment which impacted Thane's ability to be the operant dog he is proving to be today.

Now if I could just get him to walk on the tile entrance floors correctly  instead of walking on his nails r sliding all over the place. Why can't he be operant about that!

No comments:

Post a Comment