I continue to work on building a more positive relationship with my girl. We haven't had as many alone time walks as I would have liked. The first week in March brought -30 temperatures again. I am hopeful that with the longer days and hopefully warmer temperatures we will be able to do this 2-3 times per week.
Hailey is loving these. The first part of the walk is always sniff and walk time. The only commands being placed are those needed if cars pass us. On the way back, after she is tired, we have been working on commands. Currently, we are just working on sit. She sits in the house well, but not as well on the road (although it is improving). It is my plan to work on down and relax once the ground isn't frozen or muddy.
The hardest part of our girl time is getting out the door. Phod has caught on that he isn't going and does a great job at making it challenging to leave the house without him!