Kimberly Buchanan

To answer your question about pairing – do so if you can ensure the dog can SELF-REWARD. Most of the time that doesn’t work in Container searches. As Terry pointed out in the Classroom forum, you really do need to have Molly get used to you having food in your hand like you have in the Exterior video. The delay is what is causing the pawing. You should be racing her to the bag with payment the moment you see recognition. 🙂

Molly was very fast in solving these problems, as well! In the Container video she wanted to keep going and the leash held her back. In these she seems to be more focused in the beginning. You could still get in to reward faster but this looks good overall! 🙂

Kimberly Buchanan
Joyride K9 Dog Training