Well.... I had to email my instructor finally because I couldn't find my notes for articles in my car. I think I left them at class. o_O I remembered the pattern for week 4, but obviously I'd been hoping to keep going, especially as Jacks has been doing good the last 2 days. o_O!
When we do articles - he is doing very well. I'm reminding him to "take it" when I see he's going nuts licking the article. Today and yesterday at least he did very good picking up the article and bringing it back. My very good boy.
I also did stays with both my boys!
I think that because Bertie knows that "Stay" means hold still, he's making the connection as I practice all three positions with him in the same quick session. With 'stand' I actually got to take my hand away from him and he held the position!
I was telling my sister this, but training Bertie's stays really brings home how HARD it was to teach Jacks his stays. o_O About the only position Jacks was handling at htis time was the "Stand". Sits and downs he would give me this look like I'd been trying to pin him. o_O!
Bertie is just like "whatever".
I also tossed the leather article for him a couple times and he brought it right back to hand.
I try not to teach wait and stay at the same time or in the same training session because of the risk of him getting them confused, but I forgot who I had and waved my left hand (stay is my right hand) at him and asked him to wait when I stepped to the side to grab the leather article. And he held the wait and came when called. Okay then.