Dervish has been going on various field trips and working on refining all of his skills to prepare for pre-placement testing in the coming months. Sometimes he finds it tricky to do a “go in” with kibbles or food scraps on the floor because he is also trying to be a very good boy and stay away from them. He’s been practicing getting comfortable with the pressure of proximity to food and is steadily becoming more confident that he can ignore food and be close to it. Nice job, Dervish!
- Skills being learned: Practice of foundations and potential skills
- Recent field trips: Queen’s Park, IKEA, and others
- Possible behavior challenges: Occasional alert barking when surprised
- Advanced training location: West Coast (Burnaby Campus)
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Dervish!
Submitted by: Ashley – Service & Hearing Dog Instructor