I had another great session with Lucia and Lily. We met at a Petco for this session to work on basic heeling and training with distractions. Lucia worked hard this week on progressing Lily’s heeling and she did so great today! I noticed wonderful progress! Petco was a great challenge for Lily; she made some great success with little animals around such as fish, turtles, birds and the main animal, CATS. At first, when she saw the cats, she went nuts! So we worked with her at a distance, desensitized her to the cats and she kept getting closer and closer, while Lucia was treating her for not whining or reacting when she looked at the cats. Throughout this time, Lily’s eye contact became stronger as Lucia reinforced her for not going after the cats! It was an amazing turn around!!!
We also worked on leave it with squeaky toys, which is a weakness for Lily. She LOVES squeaky toys! This was a much tougher task but no worries, I have full faith that Lily will overcome and be able to have self control as Lucia continues to work on “Leave it” with her!
This was another great session and made my day!”
SUPER JOB, LUCIA AND LILY!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! KEEP THAT CHIN UP! LOOK AT THAT EYE CONTACT. LILY LOVES YOU SO MUCH!