Kimberly Buchanan

    Your video link was perfect! 🙂

    Yep, looks like taku will be very smitten with any distractors in the environment!! I would definitely work more exercises like this. At least in Part B the distractors will be less. 😉 You did a nice job of trying to keep him moving along in the search. His behavior was different when at a distractor than when he expected to be paid for finding odor. That’s one of the critical pieces and you need to keep an eye on that so you can read it well.

    I would work the search until Taku willingly leaves the distractors and heads for odor. Rather than luring him away from a distractor just hold the leash a bit shorter so he can’t get to it or is slightly moved away from it and chooses to move on. Up the value of your reward if you need to. For Taku, I would recommend having THREE odor boxes in the next round so he has LOTS of opportunity for success! 🙂

    Ok, on to Part B!

    Kimberly Buchanan
    Joyride K9 Dog Training