We are excited to welcome BENELLI into Advanced Training this month! She is settling into Advanced Training well and is enjoying introductions to more advanced skills. Benelli is working on advanced intro skills and is working on sharpening all the skills she learned in Puppy Raising.  Somewhere along the way she made the rule “food on floor = leave it” but food in the air = “it’s mine if I can catch it!” So, we are working on ignoring food, even if it’s been thrown or falls off tables. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Benelli’s raising and training. She is a lovely girl, and we are so excited to see what the future has in store for her!

  • Skills being learned: 3 Ds with her Stand cue, adding longer durations to her sit and down cues, cleaning up heel/side mechanics.
  • Recent field trips: Movie theatre, Lougheed Mall, Home Depot
  • Possible behavior challenges: Too soon to tell
  • Advanced Training location: Burnaby – Satellite
  • Potential career path: Assistance Dog

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

Submitted by: Training Program Manager Margaret Hicks