Today was the first time that I practiced sit-stays and down-stays with Bella outside of my house or my backyard. We started out at a park near my house, but Bella was a little too distracted (wanting to sniff everything), and I was getting a little frustrated. Instead of correcting her every two seconds (since this was her first time on a long lead), I just took her back to the house and practiced in our front yard. Even the front yard has quite a few distractions for her: squirrels, birds, cars, people, etc. She did very well in the front yard, and I was so proud of her! I still use treats, so it's kind of cheating, but oh well...I'm still proud. Anyway, here are a few pictures:
I got one perfect sit-stay with a recall out of her at the park.
Sit-stay in my front yard
We're working on "watch." She's doing very well with it, even with a camera in her face.