Cheri Spaulding and her dog, Geo.
“My dog knows it! He’s just being stubborn.” Do you find yourself saying this when your dog doesn’t follow your cue? I said it with embarrassment in training class before I was a trainer.
What’s happening with the dog is a lack of generalization of the behavior. My dog would perform the behavior with some success in my living room. But I didn’t practice it with him in other places – the bedroom, garage, back yard, etc. I expected him to . . .