This minute and a half with David the Dog Trainer encapsulates the five-minute conversation we had about Danny this morning, in a convenient cheerleader format.
Danny’s training has gotten him to pretty well behaved. We’d like to make him really well behaved, but how do you do that? “Behave well” is a pretty useless command. “Behave well, Danny, behave well!”
So we’re being specific and starting with “heel,” a basic command that he doesn’t know yet. He’s just learning what the word means now, with few to zero distractions and lots of rewards. We’ve got the rest of his life to perfect it.