CHESS has been spending this month getting to know Apprentice Instructor Ashley. Ashley, with the assistance of Jessica and several dedicated advanced training volunteers, will be continuing Chess’s training as her advanced trainer. Chess really enjoys playing tug and is working on transferring it to opening the fridge. She is also working on clarity of foot targeting for ‘button’ and ‘push’ cues. Chess also has been dabbling in retrieve and has begun to pick up and carry a dumbbell for short distances. Chess will continue to work with Ashley on skills and we are excited to see what the future holds for Chess!
- Skills being learned: ‘Tug’, “pull’, ‘push’, ‘button’, retrieve foundations.
- Recent field trips: Robert Burnaby Park, Ikea, various training field trips.
- Possible behavior challenges: Alert barking, running away from recall in the yard/when playing.
- Potential career path: Service
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Chess!
Submitted by: Apprentice Instructor Ashley Siddals & Advanced Trainer Lisa Davis