In the first segment JD and Nick are hanging out by the garage, while other dog/person teams in the class mill around and generally go about their business.

In the video below you’ll see that Nick and all the other dogs handle the situation very well. Early in the video Ali says to JD, “So, understand that there will be dogs coming. If you think he sees them, click as soon as he sees them.” This is kind of a cue-less version of Leslie McDevitt’s Look at that!   Note that in the previous blog, Nick, along with JD handling the leash and the cues, was having some focusing issues while doing calming curves along with Melissa and her dog, Lacie.

In this second video from the class, Diane tells Ali that Quincy’s still got a problem with runners and movement.

However, he does really well walking among the other class participants as Diane tells a recent story about him. About 7:30 at night she took Quincy for a walk around her neighborhood when a lot of activity was going on – 2 dogs, some kids, mowing grass, jogger – and he had a “happy look” that she didn’t trust. He did well with two kids who came over to see him, and worked slowly with him giving him treats. When the jogger came by she threw down the bag of treats for Quincy and he didn’t seem to want to go after the jogger. Even though he was able to handle the situation, the whole time he seemed nervous and vigilant. This is a real improvement for Quincy.

Thus the plan is to get JD to jog past Quincy with Quincy responding calmly. Unfortunately Quincy and Diane were too close to JD, and JD was moving too fast. The result is obvious. At a greater distance and a slower person passing by Quincy can respond appropriately to the person and turn back to Diane.

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