Pippa has had a lot of experiences in the last few weeks. She has been on outings to various places (grocery store, doctor’s office, Starbucks, friend’s homes, a sitter, trail walks, neighbourhood walks and dog parks). We are working on not taking things from higher surfaces and on learning to transfer relaxation techniques from home to public spaces. Pippa is doing quite well with her “puppy puppy” recall in high distraction environments and is currently walking off-leash (in safe places) with my older dogs. She is a lovely dog that is quite spunky. She learns easily and is very motivated by food. With a bit of treat motivation Pippa is also getting very good at loose-leash walking.

Submitted by: Michelle Vally