Here’s what the dogs looked like for about an hour after we scattered their dinner into the yard. Yes, an hour. In fact, I had to drag them inside because they were certain there were more morsels to find. NOTE: I made sure to clean up all the dog poop before attempting this because, yeah. DESSERT!

You hear experts talking all the time about a dog’s sense of smell, like it’s 10,000 to 100,000 times as acute as a human’s sense. It’s scientific, right? But sometimes I will toss Chuck a piece of cheese and it will land just behind him and he couldn’t find it if I drew him a map. I’m like, YOU ARE A DOG FOR CYRING OUT LOUD. I guess maybe this sense needs to be exercised? So here we are. Training my dog to be a dog.