I’ve started a bit more agility type work with Ander. No equipment. No real jumps. Just handling work. I’ve pulled out the cones and started working wraps, front crosses, and rear crosses.
This evening I started doing some work with drop on recalls. An added bonus to this is that I get distance downs also.
In the mornings we’ve been working on retrieve with a front. He does NOT want to sit in front with anything in his mouth. This morning I had the thought to try a platform. You can see that it still isn’t easy, but I do get it a couple of times. I’ll keep working, but I think the platform may be the best option right now. If I ask him to come into front without it, he steps into front, then backs out and either doesn’t sit, or sits way out. The platform gives him that target until I get value for sitting in front with an object in his mouth. Any time he picks up something, I want him thinking, “Front!”