“We had a SUPERB training with team Veronica, Isaiah and SDIT, Shaggy! Isaiah stayed home with his dad while Veronica and I took Shaggy out for our first training in a store. We needed to get Shaggy used to going out in public before introducing Isaiah and Shaggy so Veronica could get a feel for how it should work and not be nervous. Shaggy AND Veronica were pro’s! Shaggy walked next to the shopping cart, heeled very nicely, did a few meet and greets, and loved working. We worked on Shaggy turning with the cart and keeping from getting under foot. We also worked on “leave it”, loud noise distractions, “sit and stay”, “down”, “load and unload” and getting used to the smells of the groceries, sights, sounds, distractions, etc. Nothing fazed this team! We also worked on “under” at the Subway restaurant inside the restaurant. This team is MAGNIFICENT!
Next session, I will bring along my daughter’s SD, Gretta, so Shaggy can socialize and interact with other dogs (he’s an only dog and it is hard for the family to get to the dog parks) – and we will take both SD’s out in public and build on our training and getting ready for the PAT test.
Veronica reports Isaiah and Shaggy are bonding more and more every day. Shaggy has even helped Isaiah minimize a few meltdowns!”
WHAT A WONDERFUL UPDATE AND TRAINING SESSION, VERONICA, SHAGGY, AND APRIL!!! SO EXCITED FOR DEAR ISAIAH!!