Sunday, September 19, 2010

Updates!!

Swayze's Last Days:
Swayze has come to the end of his stay with me. He will be going home tomorrow morning.  He has had a very productive stay.  He has learned to heel nicely at my left side & sit when we stop, he will hold his sit & down stays, come & sit when called, he is responding much better to the "no" command & of course, made tons of friends!!!  All his training has done on a Basic Level, meaning all on leash work so I hope to see him in the future for boarding & more training!  Here are the last pictures of Swayze working :o)
Down stay
Sit-stay.....so handsome
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Lizzy is home!
Sweet girl is home sweet home!  Her family was very excited to see her & she them!!!  I'll be checking back in with them in a few weeks to see how they are handling keeping up with her :o)  She is going to be a great family dog for them!  I can't wait to have more updates on her!
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Rapunzel:
Rapunzel is doing very well with her training & her new found structure.  She is still quite distracted with things going on around her so she will be staying 3-4 extra days to work through that.  She is doing much better with her socialization with the other dogs but always supervised.  She has very dominant traits & sometimes is less worried about playing & more worried about trying to make her status known, lol.....not here, she's learning.  I'll have more pictures & more update on her distraction proofing as next week unfolds!
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Big Boy Gus:
Gus is doing great!  He will be going home in the next few days.  I am excited for his family to see the new found Gus & his happy go lucky self.  He has been a love & I've enjoyed working with him so much.  I love the breed & even though he's had his moments of being rotten.....he's a very good, sweet boy.   He completed my Advanced Obedience Program.  He can obey all the basic obedience commands - heeling, come with a finish, sit-stays, down-stays, place, motion commands and doing them all around heavy distractions & off the leash.  He also came with some serious resource guarding issues.  This will be an ongoing task to over come with him but he has shown no guarding tendencies in a few weeks.  His family will be given certain tasks to work on with him on a daily basis & a new structured routine for him to follow.  He has been socialized around small kids & was allowed to be pet if given permission by their parents.  He was very accepting of everyone that he's met but of course all sessions were supervised & that too will be a continued task to work on.  :o)  I can't wait to get him back to his family & get the owner training started!!!
Happy Face....dirty face too :o)
Gus on Place
He's done playing....he wants to go in....
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Booger Monster.....aka Rayban!
Meet Rayban!  He is a Aussie mix puppy that will be here for my Advanced Obedience Program.  He has boarded with me in the past but now he's here for a big dose of reality :o)  He is a very sweet, smart boy....maybe a little too smart for his own good.  He has been here for about 5 days & has learned his manners of not jumping up or chewing on people, heeling on the leash, sit-stays, & down-stays & he's has started come...which he has no problems with :o)  His favorite part of the day is meal time, playtime & nap time :o)..... actually I think those are my favorite parts of the day too, haha. 
He has a long road to travel down over the next few weeks so I'll keep you posted on his progress!!

Sit-stay
His best friend, Boomer!
Down-stay....cute face :o)

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

We are so excited to see Rayban behaving and learning so quickly! He looks so big - in only 5 days! Please tell him not to grow too fast - we miss him and can't wait to see him soon! Gray, Emma, Parker, Elizabeth & Tony (and Bob and Sandy, if he really is not chewing on his friends hahahaha!)