More belated updates--oops! Weather here has either been hot or rainy, so we're having a hard time getting outside to work. You'll note in the second video that it's so humid out that the camera lens kept fogging up!
Today we had a chance to try the dogwalk at full height during some short sequencing in class. Bentley did well--didn't miss either of the two times.
Day 22 Video
% Success: 87%
1. Directions. We started adding some directions in. It's critical that we give him information really early. I read that some people would even say "Climb...left" or whatever, to show that the dog needed to go left after climbing. Personally, I'm not sure Bentley's memory is that good, so the aim is to tell him as he gets to the flat board (obviously we don't do this often in the video)
Day 23 Video
% Success: 90%
1. Speed. He's still right around 2.1 seconds. I'm happy with that, and don't want to push him anymore. We would have to sacrifice accuracy.