Cricket did her obedience today near the park with a dog barking in the background at the park. Good girl, Cricket! We do this each day (or almost every day!) to help her know that I am 'alpha' and also to help her be focused. They are sometimes referred to as puppy pushups.
She did fabulous. I'm thinking I need to do a few puppy pushups to get focused -- too many projects at the moment and just want to go for a nice long (tandem) bike ride.