Shaping is the process by which you gradually teach a dog a new action or behavior by rewarding him during each step of the process. It is a great way to teach some difficult behaviors, expand a dog's capabilities, exercise a dog’s brain, and build your chops as a trainer. An excellent way to get started with shaping—and a fun enrichment game—is to do something with an object. Once you get started, you’ll see that the possibilities are endless! Watch as the German shepard learns about shaping with a cardboard box!