Luby had such a good day today. She is now staying on Place for 2 hours without a mistake, even with Ace trying to play with her. They eventually just ended up playing on the mat together, which is well within the "2 foot rule" which means that Luby must have 2 feet on her mat at all times. She was worked by a different person today and after the initial "who are you and how do you know all the rules" confusion she did all of her commands for him. We do this intentionally to make sure the dog learns that she can't just be good for me, she must listen to other people too.
Tomorrow we start the process of sending her home by taking a video of her new skills. This is to show her parents what she knows, what the training should look like and to prove that I actually taught her something this week because I guarantee you she will be far too excited at her go-home lesson to perform perfectly. But we will work until her owners are comfortable with her commands.
I hope tomorrow is as productive as today was for her!