TONKA has been working hard and making lots of progress in his service skills training. His sweet nature wins over everyone he meets, and he was a perfect ambassador at the Calgary Pet Expo where he showed off his ability to retrieve dropped objects when training buddy Gucci pulled the demonstration box over in the middle of a presentation.
- Skills being learned: ‘Tug’, ‘light’, ‘button’, ‘up’, ‘behind’, ‘switch’, ‘turn around’, retrieving items of varying difficulty.
- Recent field trips: Downtown Calgary, The Camera Store, Petland, Cabela’s, Calgary Pet Expo.
- Possible behavior challenges: Difficulty refocusing when worried, unsure when there is a lower rate of reinforcement.
- Potential career path: Service or PTSD
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Tonka!
Submitted by: Advanced Trainer Miranda Turenne