- Frosty was totally well mannered and followed my lead to a T.
- Jaiga was a bouncing, bucking bronco, he was so happy to be in a new place with tons of new smells. It took a few minutes, but he sat when I showed him a treat and worked really, really hard to keep his front paws down. A work in progress but a good student. :+)
- Auggie actually gathered the leash in his mouth and pranced around like it was a prize. He finally came to me and sat when offered a treat. He was easily lead around with a few spurts of 'let's go here' or 'how about there'? Very normal and I was glad to see him want to explore.
- Jazzie was all about following directions. Very obedient and willing to learn for that treat!
- Lincoln put his nose to the ground and was going hither and dither to 'search'. His nose did not stop! He also had a collar put on for the first time and could not stop scratching at it. He settled quickly when I waved a treat in front of that 'nosey' nose! Walked well once he realized I was at the end of that leash. :+)
What I did first was put the leash on in the house and carried them out. I put them down immediately and walked to the little table out on the front lawn and sat down. I did not call them - just waited for them to make the decision to come to me. They all did via many different methods - bounding Jaiga, leash in mouth Auggie, scurrying behind me Jazzie, sit and observe Frosty and hunting Lincoln. All uniquely different methods. :+)
Once near me I tempted them to sit just using my hand - no words. Once sitting, I said 'Yes'! in a happy voice and gave them the treat. Then I grabbed my end of the leash and began walking around. I would stop every six steps or so and guide them to me using the treat until they were in front of me and sitting. I did this routine several times with each pup and then put the pup back in the pup area. None were scared with cars going by and all did very well!