DRIFT has been spending lots of time with trainer Lisa walking the busy rotary trail down by the river. He is working on paying attention to trainer Lisa as they pass lots of people walking their dog, cyclists, fishermen and birds. When they get close to the off-leash dog park, he finds it especially difficult to pay attention. If he can stay calm and walk with a loose leash, he can then go for a romp. Drift is also working hard on perfecting his obedience so he will be ready to hopefully take his pre-placement test soon.
- Skills being learned: Retrieving food bowl, bow, anxiety interrupters’, back, my lap
- Recent field trips: Parks, mall, grocery store, Costco
- Possible behavior challenges: Capping high arousal with stimulation close by – such as dog parks or handler training another dog
- Advanced training location: Lower Mainland – Satellite
- Potential career path: Assistance Dog
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Drift!
Submitted by: Advanced Trainer Lisa Davis