As I said in my previous post, we're going to do a training round at a show in March (19th), so I'm working on training for that.
Wilson, Running Contacts, No lures, Longer Sequences, Channel Weaves, and Distractions.
Holly, Channel Weaves, Running Contacts, No-lures, Distractions, Paying attention.
Today our friend came round with her poodle x labrador, Rua so Zara (our puppy) and Rua could play together. I decided to take the opportunity to work with "dog-distractions" with Wilson, and to let him play with another dog (non of our dogs are a great play-mate for him) He had great fun running round with Rua & Zara, and I called him away to do a short sequence a few times. I was really impressed with him, and he didn't really need lures/treats in my hand.
I'm really pleased with how he's doing, and we're going to try and create potential distractions.
Holly is doing well, because she gets so focused on her ball, distractions aren't a big issue for her, although working with-out lures is harder for her than Wilson. I also need to work on her commitment.
Tomorrow I think I'll put some pots of treats around whilst we're training as an extra distraction.
Beth, Holly & Wilson Xxx