Training outcomes: June 4 – 10

I feel pretty proud of my consistency this week. Look at all those X’s.

Milo is great at popping up from a sit to a stand from Heel position. But, he doesn’t get it when he is in Front position. Of course (face palm)–that is a different thing. I’m pretty smart, but I have a heck of a time thinking clearly about generalizing behavior. So, Stand-from-Front is on the docket for next week. Thank Dog Milo is patient.

Our 3-step focused heel looks and feels pretty good to me. I need to get out there with some friends to make sure that our position is good. Next week I’ll try 10 steps!

Milo only broke one Stay. I didn’t see anything different about that situation compared to the others. I’m still rewarding him with “good”and a treat during the stays, and still using distractions like opening the fridge and playing with his toys. Next week we’ll dial back the duration to one minute and take this out of the house to a more distracting environment.

Clean 3-step focused heel Stand 3-min sit-stay 3-min down-stay
Sat X X X X
X X X X
Sun X X X X
X X X X
Mon
Tues X X X X
X X X X
Wed X X X X
X X X X
Thurs X X X X
X X X X
Friday X X X X
X X X X

Do you have any advice for Milo and me?

Please let me know your thoughts and suggestions.

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