This week's lesson:
Here's an excerpt:
Is all this relaxing a waste of time? I believe definitely not. Star is becoming more and more responsive to me and last week I noticed it even in the smallest ways. The way he looks at me when I say something other than his name, like "hey" or "here," "let's go," "that'll do." He makes his way into the truck now when I say "load up" even when he's torn away from his first choice and the food treats for "here, here" are working brilliantly. Even to the extent that he's keener to hear my voice. He's snappier, if you will. In fact all of last week, I think I only had to correct him once for not coming when called. Remember, giving a treat to entice and reinforce isn't enough, you still have to give correction for being wrong.
I am offering the "CAPTION CONTEST" over on the BorderSmith blog and first and second prizes are free subscriptions to The Real Time Canine. Take a look at the picture of Mirk and the sheep and enter with your cleverest caption. Wanna play?