Yay! ^^ Lol, I've been working with Mud on backing up on command. As school limits my time with the dogs, her training has kind of been set on the backburner, no matter how much I wish it wasn't. Well, the last month or so I've had a little less homework so I've taken advantage of the extra time. I randomly chose to start working on backing up, as this one doesn't take too long to learn, and if I were to suddenly be overwhelmed with homework it wouldn't hurt her too much. So, in the first training session(yes, the first...the first 10 minutes or so actually) she was responding very well to both the vocal command and then hand signal. After maybe ten tries with stimulus(feel free to ask if this doesn't make sense), all I had to do was give the command, or give the hand signal, or both, and she would back up a few steps(and yes, straight). I decided I wanted her to back up a little quicker and further, so I went back to the stimulus during the second training session(the very next day). She picked up very quickly, and within a few tries she was backing up further and faster on command flawlessly. Of course, being her first couple sessions, this was with little-no distractions. We are now progressing to very mild distractions, and she's doing excellent. ^^ We've also been working on crawl, and we kind of hit a roadblock with "say your prayers." Since it's a more complicated trick, I don't want to have her be doing well and then have a school project or something and not have time to work with her. So, we're working on some simpler tricks for now. But anywho...I was just happy with her progress and wanted to share. :doglaugh: Yay....lol. Which also brought me to a question....I may have overlooked it, but is there/will there be a lesson on backing up on DTA?