She got Heel relatively quickly today but if something gets her attention she will forget herself and bolt forward. Sit is difficult for her because when I reach down to guide her into it she get so excited she either jumps up or piddles herself.
I trained a dog like this before. A Pitbull named Okie (another terrier) who we could not make eye contact with while praising him. Eye contact and happy voices made him so excited he would have a fit of the silly-wiggles. To train dogs like these I avoid eye contact at first and only talk in a very quiet voice unless they are getting a correction. All efforts are made to keep the dog calm and focused. If these steps are taken training can be efficient and effective. This says nothing negative about Pearl. She is a swee little girl with a great, big, terrier heart. I look forward to teaching her to harness her energy and considerable brain power and to use it to follow her owner nicely as she grows up. There is no stopping that sense of humor and playfulness though.