So something had to be done about that so that it would be easier to go in and work with Troy on a daily basis. So I started doing shorter training sessions with him and when playing I make sure its only for 5 minutes or less.
As it is we started a challenge of sending the dog to the balcony or hound-sleeper, ask for a sit and wait there so you can come in the garden to put on the harness for a walk or feed the dog while he sat there obediently.
Troy has been doing great sits on balcony but during our first week of training he would sit but as i moved away from him, he left the spot coming towards me. Just could not keep his bum on the floor.
I worked on a stay, rewarding every second he stayed as I increased my distance moving away from him and it really went well because in only a week and half, I managed to move away from him about 5 meters, the going back to him to reward for the behavior achieved!
I also made sure that every time I went in the garden, to ask him to go sit on the balcony by pointing to it at a distance that he understands, then rewarding him only when he goes and sits on the balcony.
Getting good results everyday, I increased my distance going away from him until I got to stand by the gate and just point the balcony then he runs straight to it and sits there waiting for me to come to reward him! Such a clever boy, my Troy!
By Patson, Caregiver