So in light of that I wanted to share a couple of videos. The first is of a short training session. The first part shows us working on name recognition. I started out initially by trying to just get her to initiate eye contact. I held treats in my closed hand and offered her to smell my hand and then pulled my hand out of her reach. She'd stare at my fist for a long time and when she finally looked at me to say "what the heck?" I clicked and gave her a treat. So she quickly learned to look at me. The next step is what I'm doing now. I know that after looking at the treats in my hand she's going to look at me, so before she does that I say her name. This ensures that she's going to look at me when I say her name so that I don't have her ignoring me. The next part of the video shows us working on what my trainer calls "puppy aerobics" which is just a sit, stand, down, stand. Actually, the others are doing sit, down, stand. But I don't ask for a down from a sit so I modified it a bit for our purposes!
This second video is just to hopefully make you laugh. This is what she does when she plays by herself. It's absolutely ridiculous.