Vespa II has been doing a great job of working on her default settle, her food leave its and explicit permission. She is still quite the cuddler and enjoys being in proximity to her handler. Sometimes she will bark from barrier frustration if she would like to be closer to her handler, so we are working on calm and value apart from her handler. She still sometimes has a little bit of goofy greetings with some jumping or mouthing, but that is reducing in frequency, and she is choosing appropriate greeting more often. We are happy with all the progress she is making. Vespa will now start to take a closer look at what career she is most interested in, and we hope to see all pieces begin to fit together!
- Skills being learned: Practice of calm, foundations and potential skills
- Recent field trips: Metrotown mall, Robert Burnaby Park and others
- Possible behavior challenges: potential scavenging when handler out of sight, barrier frustration barking
- Advanced training location: West Coast (Campus Burnaby)
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Vespa II!
Submitted by: Ashley – Service & Hearing dog Instructor