3 months already! As we're taking her puppy tricks further, I'm noticing an interesting thing that was never an issue with my other dogs - she gets unsure and gives up really quickly. I tend to raise the criteria very slowly, mostly by jackpots rather as waiting them out, so I never had a "give-upper" before, but when To thinks there might be more to it, even when I keep frequency of clicking really high, or when I introduce something new - like a 2nd object for one object into another trick - she will simply leave and lie down a couple of meters away, whine or start to give kisses. I had to hide the 2nd object in my lap and expose it VERY gradually to not stress her out with "what is THAT about", so this trick is taking a bit longer. The same with pivoting - she was great with target and actually offered it randomly even without it, but when I tried a flat target, she did two great tries that I rewarded and then she just left in horror that there is something wrong with that target! She gets over it eventually, but she sure gets me wondering how to work around it sometimes! So interesting - different dogs, different challenges - love it!
I just wish we could walk in our woods again, but we have really crazy weather with so much ice that the trees are falling down, so woods is really dangerous right now, I can hear trees falling down all the time... - so we need to walk on ice in the fields instead... 🙁 I'm amazed how well the dogs can run on it though, given I can hardly walk!