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Task: "Sit" Here: Service dog in training Emmy, 11 week old German Shepherd from Team Huerta Hof, is laying the foundation for her training by learning her basic obedience. Here she practices her sit while increasing the duration she remains in her sit prior to release with "okay"

Task: "Down" Here: Service dog in training Emmy, 4 month old German Shepherd from Team Huerta Hof, practicing the basic obedience skill of "down" without a lure. Our smart girl is mastering her basics so fast!!

Task: "Wait" Here: Service dog in training Emmy, 11 week old German Shepherd from Team Huerta Hof, practices waiting for a treat. Wait is used for something the dog will do or get later, such as going through a door or getting food. Here Emmy waits to get a treat until released with "okay"

Task: Retrieval Here: Service dog in training Emmy, 8 month old German Shepherd from Huerta Hof, practicing taking an object from the floor and giving it to her handler.

Task: "Wait" at a threshold Here: Service dog in training Emmy, 3 month old German Shepherd from Team Huerta Hof, practices wait with a handler on her team. Emmy is told to "wait" and does not cross the threshold until she is told "okay" then she returns right to her handler.

Task: Settle Here: Service dog in training Emmy, five month old German Shepherd from Team Huerta Hof, shaping the settle command. Settle involves the dog laying calmly on their side and remaining their until released. This command is useful for examining the dog or for when the dog needs to be still. In the shaping process Emmy first learns to go in with a lure, which will eventually be phased out as Emmy progresses.

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