- First a couple of straight metal retrieves. He needed additional commands to pick it up. I worked a batch on holds and carries, and making him move about and actively hold it, even when I tapped it.
- Metal with one unscented metal. Worked and after some delay, brought back the scented one.
- Metal with 5 unscented metals. worked and brought back scented one.
- Metal + one unscented leather. First try brought back leather (though had indicated metal). I just stared ahead and he, after a pause of 5 seconds, went back to bring the metal one.
- Leather + 5 unscented leathers. worked and brought it back.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
So we practiced again.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
OK. Maybe if I keep track of it each day, I will see some progress. so here we go.
- Retrieve solo scented metal: Bo did not want to pick it up at all, and tried rolling it to me.
- 3 metal + 1 scented metal: Bo worked the whole pile and slightly reluctantly brought the metal.
- 3 leather + 3 metal + scented leather. worked whole pile and eagerly brought the leather.
- 3 leather + 3 metal + scented metal. indicated leather article, then deliberately brought back lather. I ignored, smiling at pile for a minute, nothing. so I resent him. He worked sniffed the metal, thought about it, and then picked up a leather. stopped after a foot or two, and stared at me. I stood and smiled. He dropped, went back and considered the OTHER leather. He chose not to and stared running away. I pointed out the metal one and he picked it up and brought it to me.