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Argentine ant UPDATE, (training the dog to find ants)

 TO enable us to train our amazing versatile hound, we started a 'Argentine ant farm' in an ice cream tub (with ant proof ventilation and a dog toy in the vent).

Our aim here is a useful training tool, starting the dog in the house until he finds the nest easy and then give him a big loving up and game with the toy as a reward.  Then progressing outside- the dog is keen to use its wonderful nose looking for that smell on command to please his master and for the fun of a romp with the toy. A few simple repeats and our dog is now the best tool we have to find isolated bud nests such as those the dog found for us on power poles recently.  We can then deal to the ants before having an expensive problem establish. �

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Argentine ant farm and Doggy toy for training