Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Think, Aiobe, Think

Comment from the most recent training report:

"Aiobe is an enthusiastic worker. She sometimes gets a little too excited to perform a skill and ends up getting confused. This is particularly true with the Light command right now. As she gets more familiar with the skill her confusion decreases and the skill becomes more consistent."

Trainer: Aiobe, Light!
Aiobe: Quizzical look.
Aiobe: Pause
Aiobe: Sits
Aiobe: Rolls Over
Aiobe: Speaks, Downs, Heels, Shakes, Rolls, Stands, Jumps, Spinsincirclesputspawsovernosedoesahandstandturnsincirclesgrinsrollsagainpaddlespawsinair...

As a puppy she used to lose her head at times and perform commands at random when she got tired or confused. Once she got started the confusion only seemed to grow, but even in the midst of it what she most wanted was to please.

Most of the rest of the report was very much like last month's. Her December field trip was to the shopping mall. A December shopping mall trip--that must have been full of excitements and distractions!

According to her trainer, Aiobe has a moderate response to correction, high response to motivation and a high learning rate. Yep, he's describing the puppy I've known.


At Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Blogger thepuppyraiser said...

Haha...reminds me of my pet dog at dinnertime. Glad to hear she's still progressing through training :)

At Saturday, January 26, 2008, Blogger Mo said...

Sounds like she is doing great! We are certainly cheering her on from here. We plan to attend her graduation in February (thinking positively). Her sister, Angelina, may graduate in March as a hearing dog. Andre II and Akirra are now service dogs in the NE region. The others were released. Go Aiobe!!!!
PS Happy belated 2nd birthday!

At Monday, January 28, 2008, Blogger Alma said...

Congratulations to Andre II and Akirra. And to Angelina--I hope she goes through the hearing dog class with flying colors.
I've got my fingers crossed for an Aiobe graduation in February--or May.


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