For dinner Hops had his second lesson of shaping back up. It clicked this time for him and by the end of the lesson he was backing up a good 3 feet, mostly straight, to a mat behind him. He easily lifted up his back feet wen he reached the mat. He would offer to remain there some of the time and I rewarded that as well. Some of the time he would offer to back up again after being treated versus returning to me. Also by the end if I did not click his first step back he would offer more. Then we practiced pushups with which he continues to improve. Next we practiced a little roll over, saying the word now before giving him the hand signal. Then we did hand touches with it’s your choice. I held treats near his nose in one hand and asked him to touch my other hand. It took a little thinking for him to get it but he was soon able to turn away from the treats and touch my other hand. Giving a paw was next and he is now lifting his paws much easier and we only introduced it two days ago. I ended the lesson with having him come into heel from the front position and he was able to do it all by himself a few times! So smart!
We then got the puppies playing and playing tug for some cute photos!