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Monumental A to Z High On Liberty
NW1, NW2, L1I, L1E, L1C, RATI, RATN, RATO, RATS, L1V, L2C, L2I, L2E, RATM,
R-FE/N, PKD-TL, PKD-N, ADPL1, ADPL2, TD, UWP, ADPL3, NTD, TKN, L2V and ADPL4...
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Friday, August 26, 2016

RFE Practice (25)

Up front - some this video is poor quality.  I managed to get the camera to work a bit longer and the banging you hear is J'Anna "tapping" the camera when it starts to go south.  I've already purchased a new camera, very similar but with some cool upgrades.

Session 1 video - There was a lot of screeching coming from the day care room, so Gimme was distracted by that.  I thought she did very well.  We had about three minutes of relaxing on the matt in the middle of the session (blue screen) while I set up the gates.

Session 2 video - Please notice her reaction now when the dog squeals in the day care room and compare it to just two weeks ago.  I thought she did well.  There are times when her attention is diverted, but she was trying to work with me and seemed to be having fun.

Session 3 video - For the third session I wanted to do different behaviors and keep it pretty active.  We did a bunch of finding position and it went well.  I've added finding "center" to the mix, since its a weak concept for her ever since her last seizure (March).   You'll see at times she doesn't seem to be actually listening, throwing behaviors at me instead, but then goes "oh yahhh, Mom said..." and then gives me what I cued.  I had her in "center" and asked her to back and she kept giving me "spin".  I wasn't sure why, but I decided to give her a target to work with.  She has a great back - always straight and as she does it a few times, it gets faster.  I think its straight because we've always worked it with a target.  We've never done "back" from "heel" or "side", so I was impressed with how quickly she put it together with only two helps - she's a damn-smart cookie.  She only needed one help on the second side.  The last time I told her "matt" and since we'd been working on "back", she backed up to the matt and then laid down, which wasn't really wrong.

Overall I was really pleased with her efforts.  There were some focus/distraction issues, but she kept on trying.  I see accuracy of "heel" and "side" position have fallen - she tending to go wide.  There were times when she wasn't actually listening to my cues and just throwing behaviors at me.  Still I compare this to where we've been during previous false pregnancies and I can't help but be very happy.  I think I'll be able to push her more next time, get the accuracy back and then move on to other stuff.  It'll be glorious to not have to back way up - instead we get to move on.  Woo hoo...

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