Yesterday Marshall tried to get me to play by putting his toy in the bathtub. Well, I was busy getting ready for work and I told him he would just have to figure out how to get it himself.
He mustered up the courage and got his toy. Of course he got lots of praise.
Now I can't get him out of the bathtub!
Another fun search thing...Yesterday I was mowing the yard. When I went around front he went in and out the doggie door to watch me out the front window. When I finished and returned to the back yard to sit and rest. You could tell he was looking for his toy for me to play. Again, I told him he would just have to find it. He searched the back yard circling several times. Went inside...back outside to search the yard again. I kept telling him "search".
By now it was getting rather dark.
One more time he went inside, long enough for me to wonder just what he might be up to.
Here he comes out the doggie door with his toy! He found it in the dark and didn't give up until he found it.
His reward? Playtime...and of course some directed jumping and go outs.