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What in the world is a Hot-dog Test?

Guest Blog - Sharyl Hardy- Austin Texas

Corbin and Sega (aka Saber)

Corbin and Sega (aka Saber)

“I probably never shared this story, lol. After I adopted Corbin, I kept tabs on his last remaining brother (Saber, now Sega). They had been fostered together with their littermates and I felt badly about separating them.  Sega was still unadopted about a month after I brought Corbin home and I emailed the rescue to find out his status.

Sega had actually been "adopted" twice and returned by two families that felt he had too much energy. So he bounced around to two more foster homes and I felt terrible about that.

So, Corbin was in training with my friend Roman during the time I was checking on Sega. I tried finding him a home myself but no interest. I finally asking Roman what he thought about me taking Sega in addition to Corbin. And he told me I should let Corbin decide.

When I laughed and asked how, he suggested a brilliant idea. He told me to go into the other room and on a sheet of paper, write out the options. So, on one half of the paper in my office I wrote: "Bring Saber home" and on the other half I wrote: "Saber stays there." 

We took two pieces of hot dog (high value treats for training) and I placed a bit of hot dog under each option. Roman said, whichever one Corbin takes first, is his choice.

 

Proof of test results  

Proof of test results  

What's funny was, neither one of us knew how it would work out. I thought Corbin would gobble them both and be done with it. But Corbin actually took one...and totally left the other one on the paper, which stunned me. He never went back for the other piece of hot dog. So....in effect, Corbin told me he wanted his brother with us too.
And that is the "hot dog test." " - Cheryl Hardy - Austin Texas, USA

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He's helped hundreds of dogs and owners, and thankful I found him.

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I'm so happy to have found Roman. His gentle demeanor and patience helped me understand what I needed to do to make the circumstances better.

He has transformed my dog in a way that I never could without his program and training. He helps guide you through the training process to gain more understanding of dog behavior that in turn helps you gain more control and peace.

He's helped hundreds of dogs and owners, and thankful I found him.

He has transformed my dog in a way that I never could without his program and training.
— Tishin D. - Arizona USA

What we learned In one session has been invaluable to us regarding training us to train the dogs

Roman is an amazing dog trainer. Our two dogs were stressing us out. Abby started escaping after we got Beryl. Beryl was barking almost constantly, I decided to rehome Beryl if therapy did not work.

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He showed up at my house for a initial in home training session and within five minutes had my two hyper little dogs calmly sitting and looking at him.
— Jamie Hill, Texas USA


He showed up at my house for a initial in home training session and within five minutes had my two hyper little dogs calmly sitting and looking at him.

What we learned in one session has been invaluable to us regarding training us to train the dogs.