Chief and his inmate trainer have been working on the sit command this week and Chief is responding much better! He is still very alert to all of the loud noises and movement around him, but he's coming around and settling in. His inmate trainer is working with him in many areas of the compound to help Chief adjust to preforming commands in different environments.
Chief is doing well with hurry, let's go, kennel, wait, and here! He is a little slow to respond to release, here, down and bed, but his inmate trainer knows that it's just a matter of time before he picks up these commands as well. He is also jumping on and off the small yard bench without fear!