She likes tricks. She understands them to be the secret of treat dispensing. Hang around long enough, and she will eventually put her moves on you.
Her recent favorite...
And if that fails to produce the desired reaction, the big guns come out: Pink Belly. (As in, "see my little, pink belly? Isn't it SO CUTE that you want to give me the treat and/or toy that you have???")
|"Does this do it for you???"|
|"Hi! I am a little scared! You haven't said what it is we will be doing yet...What's the Dog doing here???"|
We started with getting her to just touch the bar, first with both paws, then just one when she became comfortable. The surface was slick, and that actually helped. She had to make a sort of claw to hang on to it and this gave me the hook shape I wanted after a few click-treats.
|I imagine velociraptors grasped similarly...|
|Why is this picture orange??|
|"Um, what is up with the pole dancing stuffed puppy?"|