Oh, what a glorious day it was!
The sky was clear and blue - the sort of day where you could see for miles and miles (assuming there weren't hills and houses and things in the way) - with the sun shining and temps just touching 60F. Who could resist getting out?
So after my all my whining and soul searching in my prior post, it seems all I really needed was a nice sunny day to break me out of my "But I don't want to go out" huff.
(And of course, as I posted about it, everyone now knows I was huffing. Sigh.)
Zachary, the camera and tripod, some lovely chopped up turkey ham, and I took a stroll to a pretty patch of sidewalk/bike path we don't usually frequent. There, despite the novelty of the place, he was a super good boy and gave me all I asked for - even on grass!
That would be all of Level One (except Come - not possible there) plus Level 2 items:
Sit Stay (20')
Down Stay (20')
Stand Stay (10 seconds)
Handling (ears, feet, tail)
Zen (on a raised surface - in hand was done in Level 1)
Level 3 Loose Leash for 40'. Since this was On The Road, I'm thinking it does double duty for Level 3 -plus- Level 5's On The Road. I was a bit upset that when I looked at the video as it looks like I had food clasped in my hand (which I didn't!)... but I'll probably use the footage anyway. Who knows when I'll get out again.
Bottom Line (literally): I'm so proud of him!!!