In this session I introduce Major Bob to the stick and flag. I use a ‘chux’ dish washing cloth on the end of the stick so it creates a much softer energy compared to a proper stick and flag. I will introduce him to a proper stick and flag in the next few sessions. I want to start to build his trust and confidence with different tools that I will be using to communicate with him over the coming weeks. In this session I teach him to understanding the difference with reading my body position, body posture and energy when I desensitize him compared to when I ask him to move his feet and lunge around me. When I want him to stand still and relax while I desensitize him my body posture and energy is off. Then when I want him to lunge I exaggerate my lunging communication cues to help him understand to move his feet and go out and lunge around me.