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Seven-month-old Bonnie learns the dog trick, 'Carry a Bucket'.

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For a while now, Bonnie and I have been working on a new trick. She has a natural ability to fetch and so I've been encouraging her to chase balls, pick them up, and bring them to me. I decided I wanted her to learn to pick up other things around the house as well.

Several months ago I began teaching Bonnie to carry a bucket. We worked on it a little at a time, a few times a week. At first, she wasn't even interested in touching the plastic handle so I started by putting peanut butter on it. Once Bonnie became comfortable with putting her mouth on the handle, the trick became easier. Watch the video to see how Bonnie learned to pick up and carry the bucket. It's a trick she really likes and it has led to other tricks that we'll show you at another time. Happy training!

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