Finley learned how fun Coming When Called is by playing recall games like Rocket Recall and Puppy Ping Pong, which earned him high value reinforcers like cheese and turkey. He had a blast!
Trotter learned how to Wait patiently at the door, and how to Leave It. We put them both to
the test when there were squirrels outside, and he did well. We also practiced the Leave It with the cats' food, and he passed that test too!
Prior to tonight Finley would only lie down if you touched the floor. In just a few minutes he would do it with us standing straight up when we gave the cue. We did this by gradually
working our way up, just a few inches at a time. Now he does Down like a champ! We also
taught him to Stay, and he did that well, too!
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, FFCP, CTDI