Humor Me, Topo

Humor Me, Topo

Behavioral training sessions with Topo are often more comical than productive.  Topo is always so resistant in showing us his intelligent side as if it were a weakness of sorts.  During sessions, he often exhibits a demeanor that seems as if he would rather be elsewhere yet he chooses to stick around.  He enjoys the novel treats that come with training, however, he might want to see what we are paying before deciding to appease our efforts.  On occasion, he humors us by opening his mouth a short while after the verbal cue is given, or nonchalantly touching his foot to the target stick while watching the television.  His efforts are always on his own accord and may even come with a belt of laughter or hand wave in our general direction.  One can see how a collection of smiles might come about when working with alpha-man, Topes.

~Shayla Scott, Senior Caregiver