Our internet was not cooperating yesterday and I eventually gave up on posting the blogs.
Lexi is an interesting dog to work with because she knows the commands. Sometimes we have close to perfect workouts and in my head I think I could send her home right away and everything would be wonderful. Then later she just does nothing but argue, argue, argue. This dog has a mind of her own, there's no denying it, but on top of that she also gets very anxious if over corrected. So she is a bold, confident dog, who melts and becomes useless when the dominent figure in the relationship corrects her in a way that she feels is too harsh.
She is not a dominent dog herself. Sometimes she plays in a dominent style- going over the shoulders of a submissive dog but once she is faced with a truly alpha person or alpha dog she is really very soft and she acts like it truly hurts her feelings to be corrected. She has made it her life's mission to get Kylie, a really truly dominent dog, to approve of her. So far Kylie has been very snobbish with poor Lexi and is acting too high and mighty to indulge Lexi in a game.
The two things that Lexi is getting correct all the time are her radius training and her Recall. She is wonderful about coming back to check on me and not straying too far and I would be confident in taking her into town and having her come back to me in a park.