This month, Taylor II has been focusing on strengthening the proper alert pathway to all her sounds and correctly discriminating between them. We have also introduced a new alert – key drop! Taylor has also been spending a lot of time learning cooperative care on a grooming table – she doesn’t love her feet being touched and can be a little sensitive to body handling. So we are working hard on building a strong positive association with nail trims and grooming. With some nice weather lately, Taylor has enjoyed spending her time off work at the river valley playing with her dog friends.
- Skills being learned: Key drop, doorbell, door knock, phone ring, cooperative care, body targeting
- Recent field trips: PetSmart, Costco, Superstore, University of Alberta, West Edmonton Mall
- Possible behaviour challenges: Dog motivated, sensitive to certain surfaces and body handling
- Advanced training location: Calgary
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Taylor II!
Submitted by: Amy, Advanced Trainer