So, I have a question... basically wondering how others would go about correcting this...
I originally taught Zefra to go around me from a front into fuss. I had taught Stark the flip finish and thought I would change it up a bit with Zefra.... well, I don't like it... lol. I prefer the flip, so I taught her the flip instead.
Things were going great until last week (I had taken about 1 month off from training because of work) when I started working with her again.
Now, she will come into a front from anywhere. Nice and fast, straight, nice and close, it's basically beautiful every time. Something I am proud and happy about. I worked on this with her since she came home. Love it.
Here's the issue... when she is in position in front and I ask her to fuss she does not get all the way in (to the left). She is will move over so she is angled - still giving 100% focus and does so really fast, but is not really in position.
I started asking her "get over". Realized that maybe this wasn't the best option so stopped.
I have been holding the reward where I want her (under my armpit) and then twitching my shoulder back. This will put her into correct position.
BUT... I am afraid that she will start relying on this...
I tried a few sessions of me not doing anything - not moving - not asking her to move, etc.. but she would just sit there staring at me then eventually start barking at me or offering behaviours..
So.... curious as to how others would handle this?
I will try to get a video of it tomorrow since it is suppose to only be -5 out!