Since I have started working on Honor's "down," I have also been working on assorted things with Ike. There is nothing Ike likes more than training at home - he thinks it is the best game we humans ever invented. We are working on dropping into a down while walking, push back stand from a sit, and sit from a down. The last two Ike is having some trouble with, but nothing unheard of.
I have a small piggie xpen that is about 18" tall that I use to block one of the dogs from coming into my computer room so I could work with the other dog. Last night I worked with Ike first and then switched to Honor. Ike immediately hopped the piggie xpen to get back into the room and keep working. So, I closed the door. Silly boy.
I think I am going to do some shaping with Honor and get him to loosen up. Right now I feel like he stresses out a bit if he can't figure out what I want. I want him to just try things and not worry.
He loves to take ALL of the stuffies out of the bin and be surrounded by them. Teaching him to return them all to the bin would be an excellent trick - but that is down the road!
4 days ago