Kimberly Buchanan

    Hey Cheryl, welcome back! 🙂

    (Remember to only post one video at a time so the comments stay in sequence. I’ll comment on the first video here first.)

    You have a nice beginning to the search, your cue to release him is accompanied by a step which seems to help him get focused. I notice you do tend to step forward when he freezes. I’m guessing that’s because of the lizard distraction?

    I really really enjoyed watching Joey work out the second hide! He of course, chose to work above the wall, and you did a nice job mirroring his moves, staying off away from him (less body pressure) and he picked it out after a few bits of bracketing. I also really like your payment schedule with him. Reinforcing the source but not paying the “head bob” offer (1:11) but waiting until he actually went back to the hide to “pay the sniff.”

    Nice head-snap at odor on the 3rd hide and you did a nice job of keeping him moving when he got distracted and still wasn’t on top of him.


    Kimberly Buchanan
    Joyride K9 Dog Training