Kimberly Buchanan

Hi Carolyn –

What was your training goal for this session? With Cooper’s distractibility in this environment I would have paid him much faster, even the moment he went to odor first.

Hide #1 – Not as distinct, looks like he was “near odor” but not really at source
Hide #2 – It looks like he got to the odor about (1:05) but didn’t look at you until (1:08) so that’s when you paid him (or tried. 😉 ) It’s hard to see from the angle of the camera, maybe he wasn’t actually at source yet?
Hide #3 – With this hide he got to it at (1:39) but was distracted, left it and went back about (1:50).

So if you’re waiting for communication, this is what you got! If you want to work on motivation around a distracting environment I would have paid him earlier.

What else should we be looking at with this search? You mention it might be too far above his head. What about the search, other than the environment is more advanced than his capabilities?

Kimberly Buchanan
Joyride K9 Dog Training