Monday, August 07, 2006
Tonight was Mr. Gomez's first agility class on his food allergy trial diet. I was worried that The carrots and broccoli I took weren't going to be very motivating for him, but I needn't have worried. If anything, he seemed to like them more than any other food reward I've ever given him--he was really jazzed. The really strange thing is that he would drop his ball for a carrot--he never, ever drops his ball for food! The ball is his favorite thing in the world, and getting him to drop it just to let us throw it again has taken years. Food usually isn't enough--only the certainty that dropping it will lead to more play ever works. But he was spitting that ball out left and right in exchange for carrot discs. The boy ain't right!