mnp13 wrote:Just be very very aware of giving him any corrections with other dogs around until you get really good with your timing. That's a big challenge when I'm working with someone, I have a lot of practice with timing corrections, so I can usually get compliance pretty quickly. When I hand the least back to the owner they can't always duplicate it.
Liz, I'm pretty sure I had posted something to you not too long ago regarding some problems you were having with Inara with reactivity...
I'm a very big believer in working the dog without any distractions first. Then slowly introducing distractions...first at a far distance....then eventually moving closer. However, the first part, working without the distraction is imperative b/c that is how the handler really learns to read the dog. You can't effectively give a correction (with the right timing) if you can't read the dog.
And this is one thing that I want to work on with Jenn....PRIOR to introducing any distractions!