WILLOW II is having a great time in advanced training. She has been solidifying her obedience and manners and is making nice progress. Willow is life of the party in her advanced training class and she is always the first dog to pick up a toy to toss around when it is play time. Her trainer Miranda is spending time with Willow working on building her confidence as she sometimes struggles when she is in a strange environment or when she has people or dogs appear at a distance. Willow has been getting lots of treats to change how she feels about these things and she thinks that is pretty darn awesome.
- Skills being learned: Marker conditioning, loose leash walking, movement skills, chin targeting, ‘go sniff’, engage/disengage.
- Recent field trips: Marbourgh Mall, Social Services De-stress Event, Browns Social House, Petcetera
- Possible behavior challenges: Uncomfortable in busy places, will alert bark at people who suddenly appear in her environment, mouths and jumps on people.
- Potential career path: Service, AFD or PTSD
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Willow!
Submitted by: Advanced Trainer Miranda Turenne