Teddy was of course first, set the correct tone and help me get in the correct mood to deal with Kira. Then it was Kira's turn. We took a short walk and struggled for awhile as she'd hear the click grab the treat and run to the end of her leash at her normal position. It wasn't until I slowed down and held a treat right in front of her nose a few times that we started to make progress. Once I did that she was walking great! Right at my side looking at me prancing waiting for the next treat! I've been working with her for three years on walking appropriately on a leash and I just realized I've been doing it all wrong when I read my clicker training book! We ended on a good note and my not-so-bright dog may have proven herself to be a little brighter than we give her credit for!
Then it was Eclipse's turn. He started out doing very well and then there were kids on scooters that don't care if they're 3 ft from you and still coming straight at you. We quickly crossed the street and regained focus quite easily. At that point I pulled out the beef liver treats as I knew we were coming up on a house that has three goldens (two just a couple months older than Eclipse) that are usually outside so I wanted to "beat" them to having Eclipse's attention. What I wasn't expecting was the
Someday, just not today!