From our trainer, Andrew, who is working with Amanda and her SDIT, Diesel.
“We conducted this session at D&D Farm Supply in Seguin. During this session, we worked on Diesel’s focus on Amanda and away from other distractions, and on Amanda‘s handling skills. We worked on Diesel’s ability to “stay” in the commanded position, and conducting “watch me” on Amanda while walking through a crowded environment. Diesel did well for the first 20 minutes, but then began to get off track. So, I took Diesel and built up his focus a bit using techniques that allow him to engage with his environment while simultaneously teaching him to follow along and focus more on his handler. This seemed to help considerably, and the rest of the session went very well. I brought my trained dog Penelope along with me, and she really helps dogs to learn.