MALLEE has settled into the swing of things in advanced training and is loving her daily romp sessions with her brother Iroko and friends Hammond and Burke. She is also a big fan of the amount of treats she gets from her trainer Miranda. Mallee is a quick study and is picking up new skills with ease. She is a little unsure about a few new experiences like wheelchairs rolling around her, so she is spending lots of time working around wheelchairs to help build positive associations. Miranda is very hopeful that she will learn how awesome those wheelchairs are because she has a truly sweet and willing personality that will lend itself well to becoming a wonderful service dog.
- Skills being learned: Chin targeting, tug, holding objects, nose and foot targeting.
- Recent field trips: Downtown Calgary, Marlborough Mall, Macleod Trail Animal Hospital
- Possible behavior challenges: Cautious about moving objects, loud noises, and stairs.
- Advanced training location: Calgary
- Potential career path: Service, AFD or PTSD Service
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Mallee!
Submitted by: Advanced Trainer Miranda Turenne