Trained west for about 20 minutes tonight. Just a note for anyone who might be training their own dog.. I do marathon training sessions with West TO tire him out. I don't expect him to learn new things at the end of the session, and realize that behaviours may deteriorate because of the long sessions. But it keeps him tired and happy.
I put on his GL and thundershirt for the session tonight. He thought about the GL for the first couple minutes, then ignored it completely after that. Good boy. Here's what we worked on:
Eyes - look at me on cue, and maintain eye contact.. got about 5 seconds
roll over - cute trick, and hopefully will evolve into a "flat on your side" behaviour
sit - he's very contextual with this one
down - same here, he's not really sure what down means at all
stand - just started this tonight. coming along nicely. not a kick back, just a lure-forward for pushups
touch - my hand or the end of the stick with his nose
paw - put his paw in my hand. he knows this one.. from sheena, maybe?
shake - body shake. He was doing a few of them (I'm having trouble getting the shirt to fit him nicely. might try washing it) so i started naming it.
leave it - back off food in my hand on cue.
Overall, he did very well. He's tired now, and hopefully ready for a good night's sleep!