So I wanted to start teaching color discrimination.
I can't prove this is a first in the history of the sport, but I have no reason to believe it isn't....
I hate smart dogs.
Okay, so I confess, I don't feel ready for the BH. I know, Laev's 18 months old and they're "supposed" to be ready for the BH at 14 months, but.... I don't feel that we are. I would be glad to pass it, not totally confident that it was positively going to happen.
With OC, I know how to split; Laev knows how to lump. I know how to set
up for success and how to proactively reinforce good behavior *before*
bad behavior occurs; Laev knows how to evaluate feedback and consciously
offer behaviors which have been rewarded in the past. I know how to
plan; Laev knows how to make intelligent guesses for behavior in an
environment she hasn't seen before.