Today she worked on her obedience off-leash and we pushed her self-restraint with Placemat. We asked her to stay in place for about an hour. She did pretty well but she gets bored and sometimes forgets what her job is. This is mostly due to age and not being used to working all the time. Her self-restraint will improve as she gets used to this daily obedience job. She is still so puppy and the mistakes she makes reflect that. They aren’t defiance. Her mistakes are usually due to an over abundance of enthusiasm. She is a celebrator. That won’t change as she grows up but she will be able to contain herself a little better.
For now she is snoozing on a Placemat with a bone she won during a game with Ace earlier in the day. She has treated it as her trophy since this afternoon.
Sophie is exactly where I expect her to be at this point in her training.