After three days with Chumley we are seeing some patterns in his behavior and we are formulating a curriculum for our four-legged trainee. On the positive side he appears to know SIT, he responds to his name with a good recall, and he understands WAIT with prompting/blocking. He prefers Lisa to me; I scare him sometimes. He is soft and only requires a mild verbal correction.
His obedience needs work, but he is no trouble around the house. Monte may disagree as he has had to remind Chumley who the boss is on a couple occasions.
Our first area of focus has been reinforcing his SIT and eliminating the need to lure him into a DOWN.
Tonight we joined the Janesville training class. The final task involved a visit to the food court. The puppies were tempted by kibble that appeared like manna from heaven, but they were not allowed to touch. Juno, on the left, attempted to use mental telepathy and move the food into her mouth.