Molly's training continued tonight with Come When Called and Go To Your Spot. We started the Come When Called outside and had the client run about 20 yards away while I held Molly. When I let her go she sprinted to the client, then right past him! We started too big too soon and there were too many distractions outside. We backtracked a bit and kept the distance shorter and we achieved positive results. We introduced the Go To Spot to help Molly relax when people enter and leave the house. Since she enjoys her crate we used that as "the spot". That greatly helped her learn the process fairly quickly. As with all dog training, these two commands need consistent practice to make perfect!
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, CTDI