ZARIA’S enthusiasm for service work continues! She is full of energy and loves her training session with Lisa, especially when food and praise are involved. She gets so jazzed to go on field-trips that she will often race other dogs to put her head in their capes. Zaria tends to have a hard mouth when she gets amped, so she is working on keeping her grip soft and steady on items of varying fragility. When she is not working hard, Zaria loves a good romp in the yard, particularly with buddies Sunny and Vesper. She is equal parts sweet and sassy, full of pep but always greeting her buddies with a little kiss.
- Skills being learned: ‘Up’, ‘behind’, ‘my lap’, ‘foot’, leash pressure, duration holds of various objects.
- Recent field trips: Lougheed Mall, various local grocery stores, Trout Lake off leash dog park, Vancouver Aquarium, Downtown New Westminster.
- Possible behavior challenges: Olfactory distraction, jumping up onto people when she is activated.
- Potential career path: Service
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Zaria!
Submitted by: Advanced Trainer Lisa Davis