Dr. Seuss Meets Dog Training

When proofing behaviors, I am inspired by the wonderful, magical Dr. Seuss.

Will your dog sit, here or there?
Will your dog sit, anywhere?
Will she do sit in the class?
Will she do sit on the grass?

Would she do sit on a box?
Could she do sit wearing socks?
Will she sit, even wearing a hat?
Could she sit if she saw a bat?

Can she do sit in a car?
Can she do sit where you are?
Will your dog sit on a boat?
Will your dog sit in a moat?

Can she sit on bubble wrap?
Can she sit when people clap?
Can she do sit here or there?
Can she do sit anywhere?

IF…

she would not, could not…
on a boat,
in a moat,
wearing socks,
on a box,
near a kitty,
or a pittie,
at her class,
on the grass,
on a train,
in the rain,
near a fox,
on a box,
near candy bars,
underneath the stars,
here or there or anywhere…

Practice, practice, then you’ll say
She will sit! She will sit every day!
She will sit whether here or there,
In fact, she will sit everywhere!

By Casey Lomonaco
www.rewardingbehaviors.com

One comment on “Dr. Seuss Meets Dog Training
  1. Sharon Normandin says:

    I love it! Susan Garrett refers to distraction training as “Green Eggs and Ham”, and you’ve captured it beautifully here! I’m definitely sharing on my wall, thank you!

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