Wednesday, August 09, 2006

More on Proofing

The other thing I am thinking is that working on attention and motivaton will be a direct benefit to proofing. But I don't think it is enough. Still have to proof.

Practizing heeling today, I must say it is difficult to remove treats and voice at the same time...

3 comments:

Brenna said...

I think you should do no food sometimes and no voice sometimes at first. Doing both is really a huge step.

I don't usually use my voice with Payton any more when heeling, so I'm just working on no food. Actually I don't usually carry food any more either, but if she doesn't get rewarded pretty quickly, things might fall apart. We'll see in a few weeks at our first trial!

Alice said...

A good honest smile may not completely take the place of treats and praise, but it does go along way. And it's legal in the ring.

John Heffernan said...

Thanks for sharing, Alice and Brenna... It is helpful to know what other are doing...