End of the 6 weeks evaluation

Q-tee. So playful and so happy. Rewarding her with social play is what works best for big rewards. Poking her, petting her, make her energy pop so she runs around in circles and loose control. 😀
In heeling we have worked a lot on starting with me when I say «foot». When we started she mostly sat behind and «oh, I was suppose to join». Last 3 weeks that is almost gone. Heeling slow she does nicely in position without trying to sit, run heel its better position but still need some work.
Retrieve we had full one for the first time these weeks. She holds it up to 6-7 seconds, 1 seconds without stepping with feet.
Call in with stand we have focused on the stand and planting feet, she is very powerful and it looks great. She finds it hard to figure out if she should stop or not in speed if confirmation ain’t fast and I’m walking backwards, so we worked instead on jump stand and me walk/run away when she is in the air and about to land. Got 1,5 meter distance work on volunteer jump stands, run from bowl with food we will come back with in another 6 weeks 🙂

Tiny bit more trained but I’m clearly not strict enough on my criteria. On left turns in heeling and getting into position he bumps on his butt into place instead of working with his feet, so we went back to basics (thank you so much Fanny and Thomas for explaining the usefulness of having basics to always go back to).
Back to the basics also on volunteer jump stand. He is little better on not taking extra steps, but not there yet, works very well when I use doggie zen.
On retrieve he has started to chew and sitting next to me he steps with his feet.
He is so cute, cause when I fail him when he sits with it, he looks at me and «hell no, that don’t pay off».
When he holds the retrieve tight when I give it to him when he sits, he holds it good walking after me and I test his grip. But when I throw it, he is sloppy taking it up and retake or chew. nom nom nom…. ^^
So I sat down, wiggled it back and forward to get attention to it like its an awesome toy. Throw it half a meter and when he holds it good we celebrate. Fails just makes a rerun on it. It’s progress and I hope this can be a way for us to go, at least some of the way.
For the motivation I’m switching on training sit and hold it and chase it and hold it tight, I have managed to fail him a little more without getting a «fuck you» attitude.


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