Working on jackpot 🎰
Signs 30 and 34
q- what is the difference between ”stop” as in “stop and down” and “halt” as in “halt and walk around”?
does halt mean stop and sit and stop just means stop walking? Why does the AKC love to confuse people?
"Stop and down" is one of the new signs. I blew a sign in competition for "stop and down" once - YOU must stop, not just your dog! (Not that you asked that - but that was the mistake I made.)
Y'know, I never stopped to ask myself why the hell they started saying "stop," but I think you just figured it out with your explanation. I think it is indeed to differentiate the autosit implied in "halt."
Signs 27 and 35 (I know I should have called her swing from face not wrap) 🤦🏻♀️
q - does she follow me as I step back or does she hold the sit then follow through with face?
I anticipate her taking awhile to fully loosen up with going to the bowl on cue. You may want to do a few sessions of just immediately following "jackpot" with "free" to help you fade off the pointing faster when you are not sitting right there.
Also be careful about "ah ah"ing her here - she's already hesitant to go eat! In the rep where she gets an "ah," you probably could have just said "sit" and gotten the same result, without the conflict.
Once she learns the cue and is confident she won't get in trouble for going to eat, this is going to be such a high-value reward!!!