Yes, Ace is trained to that level of distraction. I do call him into a down or heel every time someone comes into “range.” I have had him go into downs from as far as 150ft away from me off leash to keep him out of trouble.
After he got used to a couple clients I let him run close but loose until one was helping me clean up after…[Read more]
A lot of dogs learn to anticipate commands based on a stimulus. For example, i have trained a lot of dogs that automatically go to a “place” command when they hear a doorbell because they anticipate the doorbell leads to the “place” command.
I used to have a wireless doorbell installed in the training room and I would ring the doorbell many…[Read more]