I am glad you brought this up! We were confused on what marker to use. Right now we use "good" to be sometimes you get a treat and sometimes you don't but keep doing what you are doing (so when we say "sit" it implies a stay and "good" means keep doing what you are doing). Ellie does know "yes" but that has meant that she gets a treat every time and also means she can leave the command (so a free). We would love your input on what marker to use! Also where do I find level 2? Thanks- we are having so much fun!
My instinct is that you'll use "good" for stays (sit, down, staying on foot target) but "yes" for everything else. But let's see what makes sense based on the communication system you have in place! Different teams have different marker systems, and I want to work with what you guys have going on already.
Go ahead and post your level 1 checklist to the level up category. Here's the explanation of how it works:
Those ears! She is so cute, oh my gosh!
Great work. I see clear understanding of her cues from Ellie.
Did you do a "yes" marker with Lucia, or only ever "good"? If no, I may have you introduce a new marker for more high-energy (sports!) behaviors, just because I get the feeling that "good" is very calm, "don't move!" vibes. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it, though.
I forgot to introduce Ellie's co-parent, Johnandrew, in the introduction! :)