More Front Training

Front training bootcamp is continuing to go well for the Toller.  I am fading my hand guides and Vito is mastering little tiny side steps to fronts and pivots to front with a rope tug in his mouth.  I then switched to Vito holding his little blue puppy and that blew his mind.  Trying so hard though!  Cute little bounces but not really moving anywhere :)  Or the levitating he did as a wee puppy is re making an appearance!


I wish I would have thought of doing this little training awhile ago, and have been motivated enough to do it.  I had thought that working on the easier part of straight fronts after retrieving, or even after a simple hold and wait made the most sense.  If he has a hard time doing a straight approach, how could he do a very hard angle.  But apparently I also forgot that sometimes setting up a real challenge helps to draw focus to the parts you're working on.  In this case hind end movement.  Super closeness was an added bonus side effect.

I swear I am not a giant, nor is our ceiling super short, is these series of crappy photos.

Kitty's front still needs much work :)

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