The following video shows Ellie's first attempt at the "cop-cop" move, which is February's training challenge. "cop-cop" is a Slovenian term, used in children's books, to describe how big animals walk like bears.
By taking this first video, I can see where Ellie's natural strengths and weaknesses are, and where I need to focus my attention. She seems to accept the walking part quite naturally, and so I can focus on getting her to place her paws onto my feet voluntarily. I was impressed by her though. She needed very little physical coaxing to get her on my toes, and did stay there, pretty much, once we started walking.
Will we accomplish this one by the end of February? I think so, but I'm not as positive as I was over the remote control retrieval.