MARA is working away on all her skills and refining her retrieve. Now that COVID-19 restrictions have started to gradually ease up, she is going out on short field trips with Ashley to practice all her skills in new environments. Some of these places can be very busy and distracting so she is working on brushing up her default ‘leave it’ as well as now doing skills such as retrieve and ‘button’ when out and about. She is doing great with her duration carry of a shopping bag!
- Skills being learned: Practice of all skill so far
- Recent field trips: 6th & 6th New Westminster, Central Park, Robert Burnaby Park
- Possible behavior challenges: Occasional jumping with arousal spikes
- Advanced training location: Burnaby
- Potential career path: Assistance Dog
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Mara!
Submitted by: Service & Hearing Dog Instructor Ashley Siddals