Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Checking Our Progress

Last week during our obedience class, Tanner and I did a run through of a Beginner Novice routine.  The purpose was to see how well Tanner would work through an entire routine with no primary reinforcement.  We videoed the exercise for later analysis.

I can see that I need to remember to ease into the changes of pace (rather than taking off like a rocket).  I also need to plan my figure 8 better.  You can see that Tanner does not respond to my first recall cue.  Another place for more work.

All in all, I am quite proud of my boy.  I love his attitude and beautiful heeling. He doesn't fade during the routine and seems nonplussed by the lack of primary reinforcement.  Once we were done, we ran over to the side of the ring where I had hidden a jackpot of treats.


Isn't he awesome?


Anonymous said...

Yes, he is most definitely awesome!!

Hiking Hounds said...

Wow, his healing is great! I don't think he took his eyes off you once. This was great to see.

Anonymous said...

What a SUPER boy!!! Great attitude AND focused attention--Excellent!!


Anonymous said...

Both of you are awesome!!!The only time Riser heels like that is going down the hall in the house and he is glued to my side and watching me all the way!. Then he's off and running.
Great duo

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Yep, he was awesome! :-) Good job!