finally significant other wants to get involved in training - advice needed
So here's the deal - we have one dog that I train in SchH.
My girlfriend is finally interested in getting involved in training. Really, she doesn't want to go to the local park anymore and wants to get him more engaged when he's with her.
I'm looking for advice on how to proceed... I don't know if her training him will mess up our training schedule.
He's good on heeling, exercises out of motion, recall, finish, etc
We are currently focused most on working on dumbbell (nice solid hold is there, we are backchaining the pickup [some problems with pouncing]), and the send away (again, he's getting good at believing the toy is always there, as well as the cues leading up to the exercise).
So that's where we are in OB training.
I want to give her some exercises to work with him on. She's not experienced in training dogs nor is she experienced in working with him.
Also, I'm not really looking for her to do schutzhund ob with him but rather just get him more engaged with her and focused.
Any advice? will her training him as well mess things up for me? I know they are very context specific but I'd like to ask just in case. Also, any ideas on fun training things she can work him on would be awesome!