So today was my first day to work with Gypsy, as my dog, instead of a client's. I had full intentions of recording it, but decided I needed to focus fully on getting to know her learning style and I was so excited that recording it didn't cross my mind. xD Anyway... We went over come, which she already somewhat knew. We really need to advance it, mostly. She understands the command but needs to work with distractions. We also went over spin and turn, which she already knew completely, just wanted to give her a refresher to make sure she was paying attention. We started weave, as she gets bored with simple tricks and sometimes just needs to do something more active. This went well and I think a couple more sessions and she'll have it. We started targetting--she found this a little bit confusing at first, but in just a minute or so she had caught on pretty well. We worked on down from a sit and sit from a down. Also went well. We worked on leave it and taking treats nicely, which I started the first day I worked with her with her previous owner. She is extremely crazy about food and has trouble focusing on anything but food, so this is crucial for her training. I'm putting a ton of emphasis on eye contact because she has major problems with focusing. She has made huge strides since the first day I worked with her with her previous owner, but we have a long way to go. Stay is very important and also very difficult for her, so we started that. Today's session was a bit sporatic but I just wanted to get a feel for what she could pick up well and what was going to take lots of work. The only new stuff for her is down, weave, and stay, and learning her new name; the rest is all advancing cues she's already learned. All in all it was a pretty good session, and by the end she was actually calm enough that I got a picture that wasn't a grey blur. I'll post it as soon as I can get it to my computer.