I haven't been taking Doniphan out as much because of the whole "child incident" I felt guilty, distracted, and kept trying to justify it. So after I publicly apologized to all of you, I felt alot better. That is one reason why I started this blog, I knew there were going to be some things that went perfect and other things that would make you say "She did what?!" but I wanted to be able to write down my feelings, our lessons, and of course, our adventures.
So Yesterday he came to work with me again and it was a really slow day, so I used that time to work on his obedience, out-of-sight recall, toy, people, and food distractions. Don't worry, I only did all of this when people weren't in the store. :) The out of sight recalls were just funny because He couldn't get his foot on the slippery store floor :) He was so excited though, needs a bit of work, but did alright. We have several noisy dog toys that are used as part of a display up front, and I played with toys, dropped it in front of him, threw it over him, etc...He did great with all of that! I was impressed.
With food distraction, one of the dog food bags were damaged on a pallet when it got shipped to us, so I grabbed a handful and layed it on the floor in various locations. He needs more work with that, but that's our job, to make sure they are prepared for formal training.
I want to thank you guys again for being understanding. I love puppyraising and couldn't imagine myself doing anything else! Puppyraising is as much learning for me as it is for the dog. You learn how to talk to people, relate, and educate and I failed at that a few days ago, I was not a good ambassador for KSDS, and I will try to take this failure, learn from it, and turn it into something much better!
Thanks to all of you!