Friday, January 14, 2011
Second day of school
Cooper did not do much better. During the 5 minute down, Cooper promptly stood up. The trainer said that you should not physically force the dog down, but stand on the lead (so the dog cannot move) and eventually the dog will lay down. After 5 long minutes, Coop decided to lay down. I know Cooper is stubborn and this will not be the first test of wills.
When the 45 minute session was over, Jeff and I were both mentally exhausted. I am quickly realizing that Danny's family must have spent many hours training him. I can't imagine ever having Coop or Otis off leash and heeling perfectly as Danny did.