Communication Innovations prior to session two of Teenager Class at The Dog Den. It was an opportunity to provide information on Custom Canines to potential clients and to discuss the benefits of puppy raising. Our canine companion, Cooper, was on his best behavior and resisted the tempting treats displayed at eye-level. He was allowed one carrot for good behavior, which he ate very slowly.
We have been lax in our training this past week, so I wasn't sure how Cooper would respond during session two. Whether it was better rewards or the added pressure of having four trainers, he did better than last week. He still will DOWN very slowly. We formally introduced the LEAVE IT command and started work on recalls, which his does very slowly. With the Austins attending training classes, next week we may drop Cooper off, skip class, and grab dinner/dessert.