Empress is a keen learner and has enjoyed working on new skills as well as practicing known cues and behaviours with various handlers. She has shown that she can transfer to new handlers easily and settle well in different sitters homes! Sometimes Empress can get activated from movement such as water coming out of a hose and is practicing keeping four on the floor in those moments. She is catching on quickly and doesn’t mind trading some treats for leaving water alone! Wonderful job, Empress! 

  • Skills being learned: Practice of foundations and introduction of potential skills
  • Recent field trips: IKEA, Lougheed Mall and others
  • Possible behavior challenges: Occasional arousal spikes with surprise movement excites
  • Advanced training location: Burnaby
  • Career path: Assistance Dog, Accredited Facility Dog or VIP

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

Submitted by: Ashley Siddals, Hearing and Service Dog Instructor