wasnt worried kerrie – i know you’ll be putting stan first, was just trying to give you an idea based on getting Bonnie & Mist from ‘raary’ to ‘real nice’ 😀
it sounds like he’s well on the way, i got to very much the same stage with Bonnie but rabbits were her “thing”
with us i think perhaps it was a mixture of things – she’s got his C5+D but she has effectively got another level … C5+ “normal distractions” and C5 + “dog distractions” if you see what i mean and because i was allowing her the behaviour (she was breaking cue) i was damaging my cue reliability and fluency AND allowing her the unwanted behaviour – aswell as these 2 things working against me because i knew she wasnt reliable i wasnt as firm in my cue delivery and i think she just buggered off because she didnt think i really meant it !
i think its always good to have someone look over what you are doing – i really need Bev to do the same for us as I have my heel-close cue in and she is doing it but what i have taught her isnt quite what i want if that makes sense lol !!
if you stuck for “friendly stooges” Ollie and Ben (who donna owns) both seemed nice boys.