The one command which I will allow her to celebrate is the Come command. It is so important that that be a happy thing that once she sits in front of me after the Come command is given she and I throw a little party and she has so much fun bouncing and enjoying herself that Come has become her favorite thing.
Down is much better, as is her Implied Stay. She is not 100% on them and likely won't be when she goes home. Her family will have the job of making her practice and having high expectations for this smartypants.
What I was not expecting was for her to do so well with Placemat. She was on her mat for 45 minutes today with her little chew bone and was perfectly happy. I was able to leave the room without her trying to follow. I had her on a long leash because the first time she tried to go off of her mat she ran from me and so the leash keeps her from getting to play the "chase me" game. I will wean her off of needing the leash over the next 2 days.
Tomorrow Ruby will get her normal workouts but there will not be a blog post because of the holiday. I hope her family has a wonderful Thanksgiving!