AVERY continues to work on his dog distraction this month, focusing on ignoring other dogs who are barking or lunging in his general direction. To work on this, Avery has spent lots of time in Downtown New Westminster and on the New West Quay where there are lots of novel dogs to encounter. Avery is enjoying having shorter kennel weeks and three-day weekends with his advanced sitter, as his obedience is looking good. This also gives him the chance to take more walks on leash around other dogs in his sitter’s neighborhood!

  • Skills being learned: Maintaining all skills learned, preparing for pre-placement testing, anxiety interruption behaviors, BAT work for dog distraction.
  • Recent field trips: Lougheed Mall, various local grocery stores, Trout Lake off leash dog park, Vancouver Aquarium, Downtown New Westminster.
  • Possible behavior challenges: Dog distraction, olfactory distraction.
  • Potential career path: Service or PTSD

Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Avery!

Submitted by: Advanced Trainer Lisa Davis