Thursday, May 7, 2009

beginning training

We're doing some training sessions each day in the back yard. Memphis is learning to walk beside me, to sit, and to sit when we stop walking. I started her off-leash, then introduced the leash, which she didn't like at first. She tried to carry it around with her. I introduced an intermediate step, with her dragging the leash but walking beside me, then I started walking her with the leash.

She's doing pretty well so far, but she still lacks the confidence to walk away from the house. She puts the brakes on and rolls over on her back. We'll tackle that a little at a time.

I'm using a clicker and treats by the way, and Memphis responds well to that approach in short sessions.

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