If Quick doesn’t understand the first or second time I ask him to do something, he gets upset. He’ll offer me any behavior he can, in hopes that’s what I’m asking for. He lies down, and offers his paws, and tries again and again and again! On course, he will chase his tail, or run up and down a contact, through a tunnel. He’s offering things to make me happy because he’s nervous that I am not happy- I must not be, he isn’t getting his party and treats! What does he need to do to get his party???
I feel badly when I’m telling his big sister Nova to do something, and he’s doing it for her and goes unnoticed. However, we’re working on him learning that unless he hears his name, the command is not for him!
How do other multiple dog handlers work out sibling challenges? This is my first time having two dogs, and I’m curious about others’ methods for dealing with double the trouble and double the fun.