We are teaching Flint default behaviours such as loose leash walking when there are other dogs running around and leaving food on the floor. We are also focusing on settling in high distraction areas with a leash guided down. Everything is a work in progress with great achievement happening step by step. Flint is also learning “duration” combined with “distance”. This is fun to teach – especially during our hikes. He is able to hold his “sit” and “down” for quite some time as I walk away – with my back to him – and then cue for “Here”. If you ask Flint, this is his favourite training activity especially cause it always comes with a great treat!

Submitted By: Lindi Porter