CHESS has been doing well with her grip and duration carry of dumbbells and is starting to try carrying heavier dumbbells. She is also working on expanding her repertoire of objects that she knows to pick up to include trickier shapes, textures and material. Chess has become confident and happy to offer her service skills while next to a wheelchair and continues to be keen, especially when high value treats are involved! “Vote Chess for Service!” – Ashley
- Skills being learned: Retrieve, ‘get your leash’, practicing all skills learned so far.
- Recent field trips: Skytrain, Lougheed Mall, various training field trips.
- Possible behavior challenges: Sometimes tries to engage in a game of chase when she senses it is time to recall.
- Advanced training location: Burnaby
- Potential career path: Service
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Chess!
Submitted by: Apprentice Instructor Ashley Siddals