Let’s do another exterior search first, to see if things can feel a bit smoother before moving on. Your choice to follow Lily at any point but get back to your pattern/plan so you can keep track of where you’ve been. Consider if it were blind, would you feel confident that you covered everything and did you recognize the changes of behavior from Lily?

You might need to experiment a bit with containers to see if the same strategy works or if you need to take more control. I find it harder to keep track of where I’ve been in container searches so my dogs get a bit less freedom. You will need to build this in stages to decide what works best for you.

Kimberly Buchanan
Joyride K9 Dog Training