Correct Companion – Week 1 – Training Day 6, Session 2
Confine dog (double amount of training time): training immediately after returning home from daycare
Two 30 min or one 60 session: 30 minute session
Location #2, pattern: nearby school parking lot
Leash Length: 2′
Distractions: kids playing, dogs playing, Kim
Soak time: 5 minutes
Sit on the dog: none
Kim and I trained Bradley together at the nearby school parking lot tonight. All in all, I think it was a win.
There was a lot of drop and run, but it has changed significantly. Most of the time, Bradley didn’t even let me hit the end of the leash when I drop-and-ran. Instead, he chased me like it was a game and a couple of times he chased after the leash and grabbed it with his mouth. It was a weird feeling doing the drop-and-run and not having him hit the end of the leash.
Drop-and-runs aside, most of the walk was spent with him at my side, still walking and stopping on my cue.
He was distracted by a large grey poodle playing in the schoolyard next to the parking lot at one point, but he still walked closely along side me as if he was multitasking. Kim also provided a nice distraction by walking around erratically at one point… although it also kind of distracted me too.
Soak time was kind of different today. He spent much of the time just walking with us. He walked either closely behind or on the side of us. And yet again, Bradley enjoyed some extra soak time in the bath tub once we got home.