We have now entered Mavericks second month of training and he has started to expand on the difficulty of his public outings. While he still gets to enjoy his outings on free walks he has now gone to some more difficult locations such as Blackwood and King William Road.
Maverick heels perfectly when walking and sits nicely when crossing the road (albeit he sits down very slowly).
It can be very tempting to say hello to other dogs as we walk past but Maverick quickly learnt to keep walking as he was in his uniform. He is an incredibly confident little boy when walking in busy environments.
His sound training has moved along further this month with him now learning to find the sound in different locations in the centre and having him come back to touch me. He is a little slow with coming back to me as he is still learning but half way through each session he realises that he gets more fritz for coming back and touching so tends to speed up.
Maverick moves so silently through the centre that I cant hear if he has found the sound, I have now had to put a cat bell on the collar so I can hear him approach.
Maverick is a border terrier which is my absolute favourite breed to train so far. We have a few in training and in the puppy program now, and Maverick being my second border terrier to train, I hope I get many more just like him!