Today we played with training forward motion without pressure. This is the last two minutes or so of a 22-minute session.
We started with clicking and treating one step, then two, then three. I also treat for position, so that I hold the rewarding treat out in front of him so that he has to reach and step again to get the treat.
In the beginning I stood a little beyond him along the fence line; but as soon as I could, I backed up so that I was several feet away from his side, but very slightly in front of him. I also needed to get him past the gate because he seemed to get stuck there. He stays away from the electric tape but not the gate! 😀
At the end, you can see that he kept walking even though I’ve clicked him. And apparently the flies were rather bad.