Oh my gosh this was agony haha'' I've filmed training sessions before but this really nailed home how our basics are in tatters. I have so much to learn!! Good thing I'm here!
Written HW below video
Training Plan Week 1
A general note to go with this training plan. I am going to be working really hard on being way more conscious of Waco's signs of struggling with the training. Whether from stress, over working or under stimulated. I am so sensitive to Waco's body language when it comes to other aspects of our life eg around other dogs but have definitely been oblivious at times to what is happening during rally training because I am so up in my own head about what I want to achieve. Your level lecture really hit home with me that I need to be way more cognizant of what Waco is saying as we train.
Might be pouring rain. Charge cues on walk OR Enrichment games + training
Work on Fold from stand, sit pretty, rear end awareness and figure 8 cones (RIGHT TURNS GODDAMIT) with breakfast
Midday – Record Homework: Markers – Yes, toss, scatter, break Sit (tuck) – Lure, hand signal, verbal Down- try a fold with lure and hand signal but don't try verbal. Stay + walk around – Sit, down and moving down. Nail Trim
Charge cues on evening walk Enrichment dinner. Thursday
Charge cues on morning walk Work on engagement in heel and delayed rewards
Midday – Heel engagement, foundations: sit, stand, down (SSD)
Play engagement games on evening walk (maybe hike with K+C?) Friday
Work on moving down + Heel engagement on morning walk Midday – Down Stays + Figure 8 Cones Charge cues on evening walk Saturday Just exercise Waco a whole bunch Some foundation work Sunday Travel day