Obdience-wise these two are super stars. Tomorrow we are breaking out the 20 foot leash to make things more challenging. This will give them 20 feet of mistake making possibility without actually letting them off the leash. They both Heel like champs (to be honest their biggest problem is that they tend to cling a little bit). Dexter still gets a little bit too far ahead but all it takes is a soft correction to get him back to his place.
Kimber is hilarious when it comes to Down. I have to be careful not to laugh at her because she is being funny on purpose, seeing how much she can get away with. Today whenever I told her to Down she would dive for my feet and roll around like a doofus before settling into some strange contortionist pretzel position. From here I would Heel her quickly so that she had to hustle to get back into a dog shape and follow me. She will eventually realize that she needs to lay down a little less flamboyantly just to save time.
Dexter is so sweet but he is very very clingy. Getting him off my leg is an almost constant chore. He is a love-sponge who just leans and leans and leans. He is learning that I never pet him unless he gets his commands right but at least a few times a day he ends up flopping over by accident because I walked away from him and he didn't realize it in time and didn't catch himself. A creature of grace, he is not.
They are doing very well for day 2. I look forward to tomorrow and to challenging them even more while still keeping their progress steady when it comes to cleaning up what they are still a little spotty on.