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Took Eddie and Jillie to Petco today for separate walks. Jillie, at 2 years old, sure loves to please. She didn't pull at all, ignored other dogs when I did, and snapped into a perfect heel when I asked her to. We walked, we ran. She got an A+.
Eddie (7 years old) is funny. He's had 3 or 4 times the number of obedience classes Jillie has had, and he can be fantastic when I have his full attention. But it almost seems with age that it's harder and harder to get his attention. This is stuff we've been doing since he was a pup, and it feels like he's a little bored by heels nowadays. Has anyone noticed that with their adult dogs? They get a little more lackadaisical about their skills?
It's probably my fault. I do work with him on at least a weekly basis on heels, but usually only for short periods of time in his therapy dog demonstrations. But, more and more, I find myself having to pull out a toy to keep his attention. Treats aren't always enough.
What's up with your pack?