TUSCAN and Don are getting into a great routine in the quiet Vancouver Island town Sooke. They are spending a lot of time practicing all Tuscan’s obedience cues in all sorts of locations and are making lots of progress. Tuscan is great at walking next to a shopping cart. This month, Tuscan and Don went on a road trip to Nanaimo to visit advanced instructor Rob and go on a field trip with Rob’s string of advanced dogs. Tuscan also got to visit one of the local fire stations. He spent lots time snuggling with all the firefighters!
- Skills being learned: Polishing up basic obedience, duration obedience, ‘stand’ and ‘sit’ in busy stores.
- Recent field trips: Sooke Fire Hall No.1, London Drugs, grocery stores, Bosley’s, Shoppers Drugmart, Best Buy, Lowes, Costco, the doctor’s office, various local hospitals.
- Possible behavior challenges: Separation anxiety, olfactory distraction.
- Potential career path: AFD or PTSD
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Tuscan!
Submitted by: Training Program Manager Margaret Hicks