I have always had wacky ideas for training animals. You see I am 100 percent convinced I can train a cow to play fetch. I know, I know, it's a great idea. Believe me, I tell myself this over and over but everyone thinks I’m crazy or laughs in my face--I don't know which one is worse.
So two years ago when we first got Dozer, I was bound and determined to train him in a way that I have never done before. I wanted him to ring a bell so he would tell us when he needed to go outside. Everyone laughed at me and said “Good Luck” because there was no way Dozer was ever going to do that--Oh and they just so happened to mention the cow playing fetch idea just to add salt to the wound.
So out of spite and pure drive I had to prove them wrong. I worked with Dozer day and night and it was proving to be pretty difficult. Until.It.Happened. He started to ring the bell and everyone was amazed—including myself. Dozer is now the bell-ringing champion and all I need now is a pasture, a frisbee, and a cow ;)