October 26, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Thank you so much for your response. I did as you suggested and I began putting one in the crate and working on the sit command with the other. In no time at all I had them both sitting, laying down, shaking hands, and staying. Even without treats in hand they follow the commands. It was difficult at first when I began working with them both at the same time, but after 3 attempts they figured out what was going on. I downloaded the training checklist from here and am gradually checking off the boxes as we go, but I really don’t want to go too fast for them. We have a daily routine with training implemented into our schedule in an attempt to solidify their already achieved commands while adding new ones. I’m no expert in this area, what would be a suggested rate of progression for teaching new commands? Thanks again for your response!