CANNOLI is enjoying her summer, mostly because her favorite summer activity is swimming! Cannoli embraces all the new dogs she has recently met on Lisa’s string and is often open for some zoomies with them. Currently she is the only girl on Lisa’s string and is very popular. We hope to be finishing Cannoli’s pre-placement test soon and she will also need to do a final eye check up in the fall before she will be ready for placement. It is also important that the dogs learn to self-regulate with all exciting things going on around them. So, to work on this, she spends time learning to stay on her spot – it is essentially working on duration downs under high distractions. It can be frustrating for the dogs at first as they have come into Advanced Training and are no longer number one. They must watch their buddies get the training and treats. Talk about learning good arousal control! Lots of drooling happens!

  • Skills being learned: Settling around various distractions, maintaining all learned behaviors
  • Recent field trips: Parks, lake, mall, grocery stores, hardware store, Costco
  • Possible behavior challenges: Pulls away from handler when she wants attention, biddability
  • Advanced training location: Lower Mainland – Satellite
  • Potential career path: Assistance Dog

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

Submitted by: Advanced Trainer Lisa Davis