Ruby and Ripley come from the same household and they are here for 10 days to learn off-leash obedience. They may be little but these guys are going to be spending summers tromping around in what we Kansans call "up north" so it is vital that they know to stay close and that they come when called.
Today we worked with leashes on. Their leash manners aren't bad but they aren't good. They don't pull so much as they just insist on taking as much leash as they can. I bet that if we had more distractions around they would pull more. Ruby was a little show off and showed me how she does know Sit and Down (sort of) while Ripley was a bit more standoffish with me and didn't want to show me all of his cards. That's okay! We have time to get to know one another.
Tomorrow I am unfortunately in town all afternoon with in-home lessons but I plan to work them in the morning and then again in the early evening before dinner. We are going to practice Heel and the Implied Stay with the Sit command tomorrow. I am going to work them every day together and separately so that they get used to working when their buddy is around.
I am looking forward to teaching these little guys this week. I can already tell we are going to have a lot of fun. Welcome Ruby and Ripley!