Half of the first week finished. I say half because something came up during the middle of the session and we didn't finish up. Though we use an E-Collar during training, I used Bentleys favorite ball for this. Not only to try and stimulate him in moving before my command but also to reward him while we were practicing.
1 of 3 Videos tonight. This one I give him the command and walk up the stairs, releasing him one I am out of site.
Sit, Down the steps. - YouTube
2 of 3 Videos tonight. This one I give him the sit command (twice lol) and stand across the room for a few just to make sure he doesn't come off of his command.
Extended sit command. - YouTube
3 of 3 videos tonight. I give him the command and walk down the steps this time, showing him his ball the whole way.
Notice during none of these commands I never tell him to stay. A good point raised by the trainer was that we want him to understand that whatever command he is given is to be held until given his "break" command, which releases him from what i've told him to do.
Excited to post more as we do more.