For training time we worked on heeling and then on 'down-stays' with distractions. Spark did pretty good at both of these things, but he really amazed me when he 'down-stayed' for almost 2 minutes straight! It helped that he was really tired (we had been in Baldwin City garage sailing all morning with him) and so he held still. But he did really well when E walked over him and when the R/C vehicle drove in front of him he did just as well as the older dogs! Ok, Hosta did better then Spark, but Spark is only 3 months old and Hosta is 20 months old, so I'd sure hope that Hos could one-up my buddy in ignoring distracting things.
Spark working on his 'down-stay' with distractions.
We got to meet E and and his little sister L and their parents yesterday at the puppy class. E is waiting on a service dog from KSDS and his family thought it would be fun all the work that the puppy raisers put into training these dogs to help. I was very happy to hear that they follow my blog. E and L both helped work Spark and they really enjoyed playing with and petting him. Now I know L wants to be famous just like her big brother, so Spark wants me to put some pictures of her from the puppy class on his blog.