After a rough start in life, Teddy has been in his new home for just a month, and in just those few short weeks he has made wonderful progress. His owners' opinion: "Amazing". Today we continued that development by teaching him Wait and Stay.
Both Gunner and Jax did a fantastic job learning Drop It and Leave It. Not only is Leave It an important skill to know when, for example, food or medicine has been dropped on the floor, but, as in the case with Gunner and Jax, it can be used to prevent them from chasing squirrels or barking at things.
When on a walk together, if Fritz gets excited he redirects his excitement/frustration to Birdie by jumping on her and nipping her. Over the past several weeks we have worked on his impulse control and today it paid dividends. We took a walk in a local park where we saw several people. When Fritz began to get excited we could easily redirect him by using his newly learned Look or Leave It, thus preventing him from nipping poor Birdie.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, FFCP, CTDI