I have found that just before his dinner is the best time to practice commands with Eko. He is awake, alert and most importantly – hungry! If I have a new trick to teach Eko I always try to introduce it before a meal as well. He is always responsive, attentive and acts on commands confidently. With one major exception.
I taught Eko to roll over when he was a little pup. He would whip himself over and jump up in one swift motion. Unfortunately, the bigger he got, the harder it became to roll over without taking out an endtable or some other piece of furniture in the process. Even though were now in an apartment, I still work on rolling over with Eko – we just need to budget a bit of extra time. And space! Check it out: