Daily Schedule - 6:30 am before Lauren starts work - 20 mins (we start everyday this way) Lunch Break Sesh - rapid fire, 5-10 mins Post Doggo Dinner - duration depends on activity for the day
Luna doesn't ever really get "stressed." Her senses heighten when we are around new dogs she wants to meet, she will scream, spin and lunge on leash to meet other new dogs. This we are working through with 1. limiting her field of vision to the distraction2. long feeding past the distraction and 3. using "let's go!" turning away and walking in an opposite direction. Each response depends on how early I catch the other dog coming into view and how quickly she reacts. Little dogs are a much bigger trigger for her than big dogs are.
Sign of confusion + frustration : Confusion - Luna will pull out every trick in her toolbox without really performing what I am asking of her. Frustration - shut down mode, she will cower and lower her ears. To mitigate I will switch back to the basics to rebuild her confidence.
And she has so many different tricks to bring out now if she gets confused! That's an excellent method of getting her back on track, though.