CADENCE continues to work hard on her service skills, particularly focusing on refining her retrieve sequence. She is working on separating the ‘look’ cue from the rest of the retrieve sequence to tidy up the process of picking things up off the ground. She is also working on generalizing her retrieve to items of different weights, sizes and shapes, as well as tidying her ‘stand’ cue and adding extra movement skills to prep for more bracing work. When she is not working hard on refining her skills, Cadence practicing social distancing by going on lots of walks on local mountain trails.

  • Skills being learned: Refining retrieve, polishing ‘stand’ cue, ‘lean’, ‘touch’, working with a bracing harness.
  • Recent field trips: No field trips as per COVID-19 protocol
  • Possible behavior challenges: Separation anxiety.
  • Advanced training location: Burnaby
  • Potential career path: Assistance Dog

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

Submitted by: Advanced Trainer Lisa Davis