SASSAFRAS has been working on maintaining and further refining all the skills she has learned so far in advanced training. She has also been practicing and sharpening her basic obedience cues and default behaviors such as ‘leave it’. She is doing well with her sound work and is focusing on continuing to increase time between sounds. Sassafras has had fun on a few sleepovers at Ashley’s home so that she can practice her skills offsite, practicing longer times in between sounds in a new home environment.
- Skills being learned: Alerts for key drop, doorbell, and practicing previous sounds with more time in between alerts.
- Recent field trips: Currently Not Applicable Due to COVID-19
- Possible behavior challenges: Challenges surrounding default ‘leave it’ for food on the floor when activated.
- Advanced training location: Burnaby
- Potential career path: Assistance Dog
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Sassafras!
Submitted by: Apprentice Instructor Ashley Siddals