MARA recently joined advanced training.  She has lots of energy and is having a blast channeling it into skills.  She hasn’t quite mastered any specific skills yet but loves to work with a target and touch stick.  Mara has also been working on her foot movement skills and practicing default ‘leave it’.  She has started going on walks next to a power wheelchair and is happy to trot along next to it.

  • Skills being learned: Footfall, targeting and touch stick introduction for special skills, introduction to retrieve.
  • Recent field trips: PNE, Cariboo Park, Lougheed Mall, other assorted training field trips.
  • Possible behavior challenges: Barking at people entering a space or in a mask, arousal in certain exciting scenarios.
  • Potential career path: Service, AFD or PTSD

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

Submitted by: Apprentice Instructor Ashley Siddals