Learning from other dogs…

I’ve started to work on WAIT with Rush. I ask him to sit (he has a lovely sit now), I step back a few feet, I release him with OKAY! or go back to him. I reward only if he hasn’t moved. Today I was working WAIT with all three dogs at the same time. Dancer has a lovely WAIT; Elly’s is sort-of-okay. So I had the three dogs sit; I stepped back one step, forward one step… reward. Repeat a few times. Two steps. Three steps. At four steps back, Rush started to get up, then he looked left–Elly wasn’t moving, so he looked right–Dancer wasn’t moving, either, and then Rush put his butt back down and kept it there. BRAVO! Lots of treats!