The situations Reese can hold a stay in:
-in the field while I walk 70 yds to throw a double.
-beside Ardi in nearly every situation, with nearly every distraction in my yard or house.
-in the agility field while I change the jump heights on course.
-in the training center while I put equipment away.
-on the start line in agility – 80% of the time.
-can stay in another room while I get her food ready.
So like I said, what seems obvious now is that the group situation, with other dogs and handlers exceeds her threshold for performing a stay.
We have some motivation to get ready for the draft test in September and to be ready she will need to do a 3 minute sit stay in a group. There is also a stand stay, for 1 minute, but it is done alone with the handler only 6 feet away.
|Waiting @ the Agility Field|