Day: 2

Session: 2

Confine dog (double amount of training time): crated for 2 hours

Two 30 min or one 60 session: 30 minute session

Location #2, pattern: baseball diamond, nearby park, square pattern

Soak time: 5 minutes

Sit on the dog: none, we arrived home after 9pm and still had not made dinner so Bradley had to think about what had just happened on his own.

We both participated in the evening training session, because it is dark outside and I am not comfortable walking alone in squares in a dark and empty park.  The challenges were that it was dark, and Bradley seemed a bit nervous about that as well as the snow had hardened which made it uncomfortable terrain for all of us.  Bradley headed for home every time we approached the dugout from which we entered.  When we weren’t near that area of the square we were walking in, Bradley stayed pretty close.

Overall I would say it was a challenging session.  The frozen snow created little hitches for the leash to latch onto, which would pull on Bradley’s training collar, which probably made it a bit confusing for him.  I’m not sure that he got the full effect of what the training session should have been.

During soak time, he didn’t behave as expected.  It seemed as though he thought since we were slowing down that maybe we were going home, and he just kept pulling toward the exit to go home.

When we put his regular leash on, he pulled us almost the entire way home.  It was clear he did not like what was going on, and just wanted to go home.  We did not have time for sit on the dog because we had to have dinner before it was bedtime, but Bradley was well behaved and tired so he slept while we finished our dinner.