Lest you think that Shyla is always on the go, here's a photo of her lingering in bed while I was getting ready for our morning snow bike ride. She has my routine memorized to the smallest detail. She keeps her eyes half open to monitor me and rarely emerges from her luxurious snoozing spot until I'm completely ready to go.
The conditions also seem to be good for retrieving!
So, I retrained them sitting side-by-side, and I'm really hoping that I can get a video of them waving with with alternating paws in sync. We still have more work to do before we achieve that goal. Yesterday, when I held a camera in my hand, they both "forgot" what the cues meant - yet again. So now I need to retrain them while I hold a camera. Eventually, they *will* generalize the cues for waving!
I'm really rooting for a sunny day soon to help keep our spirits up. Today I went wild trying to add some color to my photos, with a red neck warmer and a purple toy. Color is a big part of what I love about photography.