His obedience went well today. His first workout was a BATTLE. He is a stubborn guy and he is super strong. He wasn't sure why he should sit, lay down, or heel for me (a stranger) and so we had a few teaching moments but we ended on a high note. His second and third workouts were worlds better! He was much happier to work once he understood that listening meant he would get touched and not listening would mean the stubborn trainer would wait him out and we'd have no fun. He made good headway on Heel/Autosit, Sit, Down (this was a hard one for him today because he did NOT want to lay down in the snow), Implied Stay and Come.
He is a happy dog tonight snoozing in his kennel. I'm so glad his second and third workouts were more fun for him because Labs really should enjoy their work. He just had to throw a little temper tantrum before realizing that he and I actually could have a lot of fun running around on the farm!
Tomorrow we will keep on working on more of the same and if he makes good progress we will throw Placemat into the mix also. He had a very productive day today!