Dean is learning rear paw targets in his online class. This is something that I have never taught to any of my dogs.
This is a challenge for him. He has always had pretty good hind end awareness, but not so much his back feet themselves. He understands that I am marking something about his back paws, but I don't think he quite knows what yet!
I think it is good that we have been doing more shaping with this class. Sometimes he gets frustrated and he starts to groan and flail around, but he is also starting to zero in more on what I am clicking.
I am eager to see where this goes . . .