Bella absolutely LOVED playing her newly learned recall games. We had her racing all over
the house, learning that Come When Called is simply the GREATEST!
Snowball did really well learning how to walk without pulling. She gets really excited when
she approaches the end of the driveway because that means she is going for a walk, but today we used a high rate of reinforcement to keep her focus on us and, thus, she didn't pull.
Today, Fred learned how to Wait and Stay. Now we can use these skills to prevent him from chasing the cats and running out of the door. He did such a great job.
Sam was fantastic learning how to be patient and Wait for things as well as learning how to
Down on cue. He learned them so fast that we had time to work on Stay for duration and distance. Next time will add in distractions and work on his door greetings.
Using a high rate of reinforcement we taught Abby how to walk without pulling, even when
walking towards her favorite rabbit hole. We also had the benefit of a bus full of people
unload nearby so could do some socialization.
Bella did extremely well learning how to Drop It and Leave It. We practiced with food and
tissues and she passed every test. She is such an eager and fast learner.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, FFCP, CTDI