Kimberly Buchanan

Tough area to do a vehicle search. I think you’ve done searches there before? It’s inside under cover and I think all enclosed, yes? Molly seems to be doing a “room search” vs a vehicle search. 😉 BUT, she does focus on the vehicle once you prompt her. I wonder if you paired odor for searches like this if it would motivate her? Was it extra hot? (I see you don’t have shoes on.) I wonder if there is something sapping part of her energy? She’s happy enough but just not quite as enthusiastic as we’ve seen previously.

Search 1 – yep, late on reward. 🙂
Search 2 – Nice head snap! And good reward timing.
Search 3 – Not really a threshold search from where you started (remember, think of this being under 6-feet from where you begin – ideally much less, especially if you see her starting to wander)

I did notice that you start quite far back from the vehicle. Molly might need to be brought up to the vehicle to search when there are other distractions in the room or if you see her not as focused as you want her to be. Just a thought! 🙂

Kimberly Buchanan
Joyride K9 Dog Training