GELATO has joined Ashley’s string as a part of a pre-advanced training program in hopes of being a Hearing Dog candidate! This means that as part of the transition into training in the advanced kennel, Gelato gets to spend some time in a new household with an experienced advanced sitter to practice foundations from puppy raising with a new handler as well as see what quirks might pop up to be worked on. Gelato has settled well in her sitter’s home and is showing her lovely house manners. She is working on settling in her kennel with her sitter in a different room or out of the house and is making progress on patiently and quietly waiting. Gelato loves when she gets the chance to go for off-leash play time with other dogs!
- Skills being learned: Review of foundations and generalizing them to a new handler in a new environment.
- Recent field trips: Various with pre-advanced sitter
- Possible behavior challenges: Cape avoidance, separation anxiety, focus in public spaces, interest in playing with cats
- Advanced training location: Burnaby
- Potential career path: Assistance Dog
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Gelato!
Submitted by: Service & Hearing Dog Instructor Ashley Siddals