From trainer Andrew, who is working with Wounded Warrior, Brian, who suffers from PTSD, and his dog, Cassandra.
“I had a training session with Brian and his Service Dog in Training Cassandra. We went over ways of handling her hypervigilance in public with people and dogs that come too close to Brian, and how to build toy drive in the dog. We went over the food on the floor game, so Cassandra would only take food given by his handler and not any other food. We also worked on the restrained recall game. The session mostly consisted of focus and drive issues, and how to direct Cassandra’s attention off of the undesired object to the handler.”