Wow!!!! Bella is doing AMAZING!!! I need to start this with Shivon...
Reminds me of Remi today! Thinking for themselves is adorable! Remi refused to work without a treat touching the stick. And this half way through just sat there and every time I said 'pound' he would just tap/paw at the stick without moving. He has that look like "I see no treat so you get half the trick. Remember this is the part where you teach me the trick. That means I get treats, I wanna see them first ma. AS soon as I took a treat out he jumped for the stick. The best is when they do tricks on their own with no cue and just give you the puppy dog eyes.I also kinda wonder, when i watch Buddy, since i worked so so hard, for so so long, (off and on for years!!)
to get Buddy to hold his beg a bit longer,------------ that Buddy automatically thinks, "oh here goes mom again, trying to get me to balance while i am in a beg position...okay, watch me let go...see? see? i'm balancing, mom, i'm balancing!! no hands! i'm balancing!! ta-da!"
is why he keeps trying to let go altogether and just balance.