His recall command has been getting better and better and, in some ways more importantly, his natural “check in” instinct has gotten better honed. Now when he is playing off-leash or going on a walk he checks in with me more than he had before. Every time he comes back on his own to visit or even checks where I am I have been heaping on the praise to encourage him to see his handler as “home base”. He spends a lot of time in his own head having Rocky thoughts and doing Rocky things and I’ve seen a great change in him by encouraging him to try to keep his people in mind while he is busy.
he is here for one more day and I hope to just build his good experiences and his confidence. He is such a good boy.