Daisy loves to play, especially chase, which was perfect for her Recall training. And because we made coming when called so fun she did it every single time. Impressive!
Mako is very food motivated, so teaching him to Wait for it took a little while, as did waiting at the door, but he eventually got it. We also taught him to Stay as people walked away and things happened around him. Good job, Mako!
Greta pulls on leash, so tonight we taught her how to heel and walk nicely on leash. She lives on a farm with lots of smells, but by using a high rate of reinforcement we were able to teach her that paying more attention to us was a better deal.
We began Lucy's impulse control training by teaching her Wait and Stay. She did very well,
considering she is only 16-weeks old. We were able to walk out of the room and sit down at the table for stretches of time without her moving from her place. Impressive because, other than sleeping, when are puppies ever still?!
Thor gets easily distracted on his walks, especially by other dogs. His owners tried using a shock collar to correct his behavior but didn't get the results they were looking for. Over the past several weeks we have been teaching Thor impulse control using positive reinforcement. That training culminated in Thor being able to walk by and eventually meet another dog with no barking, pulling, or lunging.
Today we taught Lucy how to Sit and Down. She did extremely well, learning both within 30
minutes. But all of those puppy push-ups left her exhausted and she was asleep before
we wrapped up.
Sully was a rockstar learning Drop It and Leave It. Once he got the concept he was able to leave food just inches away. Now to try it with the cats!
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, FFCP, CTDI