Muse has been coming along in practising her calm as well as settling apart from her handler. Some of that training includes practising nap time. What a lucky girl! While practising her public etiquette on field trips, we have found that sometimes she freezes while out and about. We are working on rewarding proximity and building more optimism while out to help with those moments she starts to feel pressure. Muse is always happy to be working with her handler and we hope that she continues to see her makes strides forward in her training!
- Skills being learned: Practice of calm and building confidence and optimism
- Recent field trips: Metrotown mall, Lougheed Mall and others
- Possible behavior challenges: vocalizing when separated from the handler, stress in some public spaces or scenarios
- Advanced training location: Burnaby
- Potential career path: Assistance Dog, AFD or VIP
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Muse!
Submitted by: Service Dog Instructor Ashley Siddals