Categories
Daily snippet Project Marshall

MARSHALL, WEEK 19

Nothing much new happening with our puppy. He has found a fascination with beds, and is not getting the message that he’s not allowed on them. He has no trouble finding a comfy place to lie with his long legs. I am trying to teach him to leave a treat on his head, later to move to his nose

Categories
Project Marshall

MARSHALL, WEEK 17

He has learnt to wait for his food while I put it down, even if I step away. We have used a choke chain while walking (don’t worry, we do not hurt him. The trick is for him to learn to respond to the sound of the chain and realize that when he’s wearing it, it’s not time for tug-of-war), and he doesn’t pull so much. His socializing is going well

Categories
Project Marshall

MARSHALL, WEEK 16

He’s got the hand signals and verbal commands for sit, wait, down and up. He can go quite well from ‘down’ to ‘stand’ or ‘sit’. If anyone says ‘find it’, he puts his nose to the ground and hunts madly, and when he finds a trail, he will follow it. To exercise him I occasionally place jumps on bricks. I can normally get him to do two jumps about four bricks high

Categories
Project Marshall

MARSHALL, WEEK 8 (oops)

Marshall, the puppy, has got ‘sit’, ‘down’ (lie down), and ‘leave it’ (but only things on the ground)

He jumps up on tables a lot, and pulls on a leash.

Categories
Project Marshall

Project Marshall

Here I will record Marshall’s training stages. I’ll start with obedience, then move onto sent training. See Daily snippet for a description of Marshall.