After a long vacation it is very fitting to have a full schedule right when you get back. This past week has been very eventful with my new trainees & their stories......
~~Meet Trey~~Trey is a rescued Springer Spaniel. He is an absolute love & if his family wouldn't miss him, I would just keep him for myself :o) He is going through my Basic Obedience Program and working on some behavioral problems. He can get a bit obsessive with chasing shadows, light catches..... fast moving objects in general, I'm observing. He has been with me for almost 1 week now & his progress report is excellent!!! He is such a pleaser, very smart, and moving right along with his training. He has finished his obedience commands - heel with an automatic sit, sit & down (stays), come, & his release commands. He's *very* good with his "no" command and isn't inclined to push to see if you're being serious or not :o) His distractions are getting harder but he's taking them like a champ. He held his down stay today on our PetSmart run while I made dog tags, shopped for food, checked out & talked to the cashier. He was a bit nervous about the cart but I used his obedience to work him right through the problem. When I notice he notices the lights or shadows, I immediately correct him & it doesn't go past that. He really is an excellent boy & I'll be excited for his family to see him next week!!
|Trey's down (stay).... and his down(stay) with Blue teasing him....|
Our ride to PetSmart!
Cute boy :o) Love that face
Trey's most bestest friend, Koko (a boarding dog)
That's all for now! Check back in for more on Trey's progress!