Sweet little Taco is working so hard. He has been introduced to all of his commands and he is pretty responsive but still needs little reminder corrections now and then. Easily startled he loses focus of something spooks him but it’s easy to get it back.
What he is toiling with the most right now (this won’t surprise his people) is anything that involves him holding still for an extended period of time. He did Placemat today for an hour and needed a reminder probably every 15 minutes or so (not bad) while I was seated at my desk. But if the other dogs were up or if I moved around too much he forgot his job and would leave his mat.
His leash manners have improved very well and his Come command (on-leash) is going great. We will spend time tomorrow building up his confidence and his responsiveness to his stationary commands and see if we can get some better staying power for him. But like most dogs this will get better the more it’s asked of him so if his people ask him to go to his mat or to hold a Down/Stay it will become second nature.
He is a soft heart and once he finds out the avenue to praise you can see it sort of click for him. That praise/discipline balance is important!