This afternoon, Kipawa and Darrel and I went to meet our trainer. You know how you can get a vibe from someone right away? Well, I did, and am happy to say it felt like a good vibe.
Amber was impressed with Kipawa's temperament. She took notes and asked us questions about Kipawa. During this, she threw a ball to see what Kipawa would do. He went to get it and brought it back to her… yay! She also walked him in the room and then did some 'sit/stay' and 'okay' to release him, using hand signals with each command. Then I went through it with Kipawa. He did really well, while I was working on remembering the hand signals! We are to practice this at least twice a day for 20 minutes until Saturday, when we start our first of six classes. It should be lots of fun.
Just remembering the hand commands now, I am a bit confused with the 'come' command - hand to chest (sideways) and 'sit' command - hand towards shoulder (from down to up). They seem so similar to me. The 'release' hand command does make sense to me. Comments?