While it may be officially spring, it’s still snow season in Calgary, so Pyxis has been waiting patiently to hit the local parks with his advanced training friends. While we wait for better weather to arrive, we have been working hard on public access test scenarios and many field trips to places like the pet store so he can better generalize his learning for when he is out in public. On top of tricky tasks like doing “go in” on food, Pyxis has been fine-tuning his AFD skills – he is a very enthusiastic learner and shows that he is happy to ‘work’ for anyone who has treats with them or a nice warm pair of feet to sit on.

  • Skills being learned: body targeting, chin targeting, listening even when he is playing with friends
  • Recent field trips: Homes Alive Pet store, Chinook Centre, Brookfield Place
  • Possible behavior challenges: Discriminating verbal cues
  • Advanced training location: Calgary

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

Submitted by: Miranda, Advanced Trainer & Assessment Coordinator