Thought i'd share me and Berlin's remarkable progress in obedience. We are on a whole new level of understanding, and progressing so much lately! He is about to graduate his intermediate class next week, and we are going to take one 6 week course geared toward the CGC and take that soon. THEN. Onto more important things!
But anyways, I have gotten this unruly, testosterone fueled, high drive, hyper 8 month old puppy to FOCUS on me and STAY while I move away in the presence of the kitties, he doesn't even glance at them.
The dog who once did *not* understand heeling one bit, is now doing GREAT with the beginnings of heeling (in the house)...he has been following me around on my left side, stopping when I stop, looking at my face. He gets the idea of heeling!
Loose leash walking now, even in the middle of petsmart, is so nice, he walks so nicely next to me.
The puppy who i *never* thought would be able to hold a down stay, is now down staying while I walk away! And wont move until I "free" him.
I am so proud. He is so reliable with sit, down, and stand also. We have moved on to visual commands for those, and he responds to both verbal and visual commands for those three.