Great progression, Annie!
Dottie is a hoot to watch. Very enthusiastic. We are big fad of enthusiasm 🙂 Is she pouncing on the boxes because she thinks they are toys or because she is a savvy trick dog?
Pouncing on boxes is fairly common. Not to worry. Truffles don’t grow in boxes 😉
Just continue to ignore the behavior and keep your intention on rewarding the correct target. Does she do this with tea balls too? If not, you can try the same exercises with tea balls and omit the boxes. She had plenty of fun and will likely remember that “game” when we transition the game outside. Even if it only acts as a bridge between environments it is valuable.