For a few weeks in October, Muse took a break from training onsite to work with advanced sitter Ellen in a home environment. Muse got a chance to work on things like optimism, calm and emptying her bucket. Muse really enjoyed her time with Ellen and was able to settle nicely into that routine. Muse is now back working onsite with Margaret and Ashley to see if she can continue to show the calm behaviours she was practicing for the past few weeks. We hope Muse will be able to generalize her calm to other home and public work environments. Paws crossed!
- Skills being learned: Practice of calm and building confidence and optimism
- Recent field trips: Queen’s Park and others
- Possible behavior challenges: vocalizing when separated from handler by visual barrier, stress and freezing in some public spaces or scenarios
- Advanced training location: Burnaby
- Potential career path: Assistance Dog, Accredited Facility Dog, VIP
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Muse!
Submitted by: Service Dog Instructor Ashley Siddals