CGC 'leave with a stranger'
When Saber was 4-5 months, we were in puppy class and tried out the CGC test of leaving with a friendly stranger. Saber went nuts barking and pulling to try and get to me when I left, every time. So, fast forward and now she is 11 months old and I decided to try this again. She does not bark and pull but she seems worried and whines.
My question is, is there something I should say to her to key her that I will be right back? They generally have us walk up, hand over the leash and go out the door. This seems, to Saber, to feel like she does not know what is going on and when I will be back.
I thought about putting her in a sit or down stay, but I am pretty sure she would pop up and break the stay while I am gone, out of anxiety. So I don't want to give a command and not be there to correct it if she breaks it.
Anyone do this differently? Should I say "I'll be back" or some other word, perhaps, to cue her that this is an exercise and she should wait quietly? What do you do?
Mom to five kids and
"Saber" Jette vom Wildhaus BN RN CAX JJ-N HIC CGC
Kira vom Snoozhaus ZZZ CGC!!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.