Yesterday we starting working on the "Wait" and "ok" command.
Molly already knows "Sit" "Leave it" and "off".
I started with her tennis ball, she lovees her tennis ball.
After we played fetch for a while (to relieve some of her pent up energy) I took her ball and made her sit. I sat her ball a few feet in front of her and said "wait" while holding my hand out in front of her. She hardly moved, but when she would I would make a noise and say "NO". Before long she was sitting and waiting. I then clapped my hands and said "Okay!" and let her retrieve the ball. She seemed to like the new game, so we played for about 15min. Once she had the whole "waiting on the ball" concept down pat...I moved it up a level and grabbed her bag of treats. Below are pictures of Molly demonstrating the "wait" command.
(See the little brown dot on the floor, it's a treat)
Trust me, the treat was gone in seconds.
I broke a milkbone in half and started all over. I love these pictures, I wish I had used the video option on my camera, but I didn't...sorry. However, you can still see the frustration and yet determination in her face.
She kept moving from side to side and would flop down on the floor some too. However, she never once tried to snatch the treat before I said "Ok".
What a good girl!!