Myraellen both of those new videos confirm to me that Lotta really is what I would call frustrated. You could also call it confused or impatient. She is not too excited to listen if you trained her how I told you. I train with two dogs that do get too excited to listen. I know what that looks like. Lotta is not like that.Lotta is not frustrated in that video. It doesn't show so well but Lotta is acting silly in it. When Lotta is acting silly, she behaves like a small puppy that would only like to play. Here is an even better video about it:
In that previous video Lotta is concentrating so much on licking that she doesn't notice or understand that my friend is trying to teach her something. Lotta likes my friend so much that she licks her sometimes even too much.
My friend often gets Lotta to do things better than in the video in the previous message. She didn't know then how to get Lotta to touch her hand with her snout without licking it. We told in that previous message that my friend was adviced to teach Lotta to touch some objects first. The idea probably was that Lotta would first learn to touch them, she probably would learn better to touch a hand without licking it. Here is a video about it. My friend was also teaching Lotta to bow:
Lotta does not know how to earn a treat in the first video.
Your friend has not helped Lotta understand what to do.
Because she does not know what to do she gets frustrated and this makes her "act silly".
If your friend had clicked and treated when Lotta stood still Lotta would learn to wait nicely instead of "acting silly".
Lotta works well in the second video.
This is because she knows what she has to do.
She knows what she has to do because she is getting rewarded a lot.
Your friend trains Lotta very very well in that video
Lotta is not silly. She just needs to understand what she is supposed to do.
The dog in that video does not know "Take a bow" nor "Roll over".My friend has some questions about your video :
Are you saying that your friend's dog doesn't know all of those behaviors yet?
Why are you using those cues although you don't get him to do all of them completely?
My friend has read and heard that one should not name the behaviors before s/he gets the dog to do them properly. So, she is just interested in knowing...
I train that way because it works.
I tried both ways.
Using the cues from the beginning works best for me. It works with all the dogs I train with.
It works because it helps the dog to understand it has to build on what it got rewarded for last time it heard that cue.