MemberAugust 16, 2016 at 8:31 am1702
Thanks Sharon. I’m happy to hear I am doing the right thing.
I have worked on ‘here’ as a recall and ‘place’ to give each other their space. Funny thing is that each one responds to one better than the other command. I’ve reinforced ‘place’ quite strong with my first dog Jessie and the new dog Zoey just comes right away even to her name but not to ‘place’ command. I just need to work on the weaker command of each dog separately.
Now we have Zoey’s crate in our living room but not so next to Jessie’s crate. Both of them kind of know to go into the crate on command. I think I will put them in the crates when they’re getting bones from now on or at least separate them far away from each other.
One concern though. Zoey actually doesn’t do well staying in the crate. She cries and barks. I’m working on crate training her, but I wonder if it’s a good idea to have their crates in the same area where Jessie (who is very well crate trained) can hear Zoey’s distress.