My raiser said "distraction training" helps me with my path to becoming a guide dog.
But I don't see how in the furry little world "ignoring" a yellow jacket (that smells like 7 cats...) is going to help with my training.
(Movie of Rudy in a down-stay with a yellow jacket sleeve hanging 1 inch above his nose... and the owner of the jacket does own 7 cats. Rudy did ignore the jacket - and doesn't even acknowledge it's there)
I think if she let me smell it... lay on it... lick it... chew it... and play with the jacket... I'd be much better off.
Whatever, at least she said "you passed that test".
Rudy - The dog with a blog