I am re-reading Control Unleashed with the intent of working the exercises with Bug. It has been well over a year since I read it originally.
Bug waits at at thresholds, but once he is released he is off in his own head and I often cease to exist. A very easy exercise to add to our waiting game is for me to stop and wait for him to re-orient to me ( pg. 72). C/T. At the moment it is taking between 20 - 30 seconds for the little Bugger to re-orient. Of course, Mr. Smarty-Pants-Schnauzer figured this out in about 3 seconds. However Ike also thinks I am a goddess, training rocks, and food trumps just about any other stimuli.
It will be interesting to see how the Bug progresses. I think that this exercise will benefit us a lot. Bug is bright, so if I can break through the attraction of the great outdoors and he makes the connection that re-orienting allows him to smell the flowers (as they say).... we'll be set.
5 weeks ago