Rasa's Gold Stars
Aloha, here is Rasa's goals and achievements for the last month since I bailed her out of the Humane Society on 11-21-08:
1: Today it was potty on command. 3 stars (will have to be reinforced)
2: Right and Left when walking 2 stars (a little iffy)
3: "10 feet". when walking she walks ahead by no more than 10 feet. she looks back at me every 5 seconds or so to confirm. 4 stars
4: I OK her barking, then good girl her and then tell her quiet and good girl again. Stops barking until another big event, mostly fireworks.
5: all the commands that she already knew, sit, lets go, go lay down, etc. she is improving by herself as she trusts me more.
6: Will not break from me as much when another dog approaches. Improving this on her own. 2 stars
7: "leash", she comes and sits down to be put on a leash, 3 stars
Almost all the walks are without leash, but when on a leash, she Heels automatically.
I have really done no official training sessions as I think Rasa has a lot of stuff she is learning and adapting to me. Almost no treat rewards, only "Good Girl" and no scolding. (I only set-up good situations so I can good girl her). So far, she is picking up no bad habits. thanks for all your advice here.