The one with the hat is in charge...
Stinker is in a very good place now, both mentally and physically. He trusts me and even when I put the pressure on he may get frazzled but it is different now. Now that he is in a different place I need to change my mindset too. Unfortunately, he has done a good job of training me. I am too soft and too willing to let things be good enough.
When he gets tense and frazzled I need to immediately get him to stretch down and access his back. When he is good, I need to put the pressure on and try new things. I also need to keep him in my elbow at all times. Right now I tend to give too much and leave him to his own devices too much.
He has me well trained with this face
I'll get into the nitty gritty details later, but for now I need to remember I am supposed to be training him instead of him training me.