Kimberly Buchanan

    Yep, and that’s what we are looking for. Not to make the dog be “bad” or do things “wrong” but gosh, what happens when we put these pressures on the dogs? For Gracie, YES, she had the head snap but she didn’t stick it. All you need to do is shift your weight and she’ll move on. She also found the box next to the grass more interesting when she started not getting paid, as well.

    You did start paying her again and for GRACIE, it was good because it won you some favor for when you didn’t pay her. 🙂 But really take a look at what happens when you don’t pay her. 30-60 seconds of not getting paid, even when the dogs go back to odor will have an effect. Often it’s not something you want to see like falsing or showing more interest in blank boxes or distractors. That’s why doing this exercise with KNOWN containers is so valuable! 🙂

    Kimberly Buchanan
    Joyride K9 Dog Training