Diego did very well learning how to Wait and Stay. He stayed while I opened the refrigerator (food!), as I threw is favorite toy (play!), and as I went out the door (freedom!). That's great for an 18-week old!
One of the reasons I was called to work with Mila, a 1-year old Standard Poodle, is because she constantly pesters Candy, a 12-year old Toy Poodle. The play that Mila tries to initiate can be dangerous to Candy just because of the size and age difference. Today we taught Mila how to Leave It and, along with the S.M.A.R.T. x 50 training concept, this was the result: Harmony in the house!
I don't often have the opportunity to teach a dog to Sit, but we did just that today with Diego. We also taught him to Down and he now does them both very well. Such a smart boy!
Oakley continues to do very well with his basic manners training. Today he learned how to Drop It and Leave It, skills that are especially important for a puppy to learn because of all the things they put in their mouths!
Because of the rain we had to do our Come When Called training inside, but Anubi did
great. She loved the recall games, especially Puppy Ping Pong.
Otis is a very friendly 6-month old puppy. But at 110 pounds (already!), that friendliness can sometimes be a problem without impulse control. Today we taught Otis how to Stay. He did very well, and was able to stay with duration, distance, and distractions.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, FFCP, CTDI